Parents and kids looking for a summer camp in Los Angeles will be thrilled with the selection of so many amazing program opportunities at the upcoming camp fair in Calabasas on Sunday, April 22.
But something that might surprise you is that even though the camp fair will be loaded with L.A. camps, there will be several other programs exhibiting from out of town.
In fact two camps from the east coast are even attending the L.A. Calabasas camp fair. So if you're considering sending your child to an overnight camp this summer, one of these cross-country programs might interest you.
The camp offers leading-edge activity programming that includes water-sports, land sports, creative, performing and culinary arts as well as out-of-camp excursions.
Programs are tailored to meet campers' needs and kids are encouraged to make choices, take risks and accept new challenges.
The camp is accredited by the American Camp Association and meals nut and gluten-free.
New electronics are permitted at Camp Wekeela.
The most gratifying part of our job is when we're able to provide information families can use to find amazing summer programs for their kids.
This past weekend we held a summer camp expo at UCLA where over 1,000 people showed up to meet camp representatives from over 60 day camps and sleepaway camps to find their right camp for their children.
By all accounts it was successful in every way. Here's a quote from Ken F., a Los Angeles resident who attended last Sunday's UCLA Camp Fair with his family:
"The L.A. Camp Fair at UCLA was a win-win for our family. My wife, son-in-law and most important 11 yr old grandson came away with plenty of insight into the vast world of camping. From robots to fencing to sports, to stand-up comedy, to language immersion, to water, land and plenty more activities we have so many options to review. Thanks to you and your staff the show was well organized and upbeat from the moment we were greeted at the door to the reps behind the camp tables. The enthusiasm of adults and kids was palpable throughout the venue. Congrats on a superb effort."
Please note, we're not showing you Ken's description of the UCLA camp fair to pat ourselves on the back. Far from it, and quite the opposite in fact.
Instead we wanted you to see how valuable attending a Camp Fair can be as a resource to help you find a great camp, and more specifically, so you mark your calendars for our next two upcoming Camp Fair events in Thousand Oaks on April 14 and Calabasas April 22, respectively.
The Calabasas and Conejo Valley Camp Fairs will be fun for the whole family!
For those families searching for the perfect summer camp, we highly encourage you to come out to one of our next two Camp Fairs! Both events will be fun for the whole family with games, prizes and free food for everyone, not to mention the best part of all -- meeting and greeting staff from over 50 local and out-of-state summer day camp programs and overnight camps and so many other kinds of camps in between!
We had a GREAT time at last Sunday's L.A. Camp Fair at UCLA!
Despite the rainy weather -- and the last minute move to hold the Camp Fair inside Pauley Pavillion rather than outside the Sunset Canyon Recreation Center -- over 1,000 people attended the Camp Fair! These families got to meet and interact with camp representatives from 62 amazing day camps, overnight camps, and every other kind of camp and summer program you can imagine.
We are so happy to be able to match up so many families with so many wonderful programs. We know you will find a fantastic summer camp experience for your kids this year, simply because you attended the Camp Fair!
But if you were among the hundreds (and hundreds and hundreds and HUNDREDS!) of families who attended Sunday's event, now your real work begins!
After collecting lots of brochures and meeting many people, you now have the task of sorting through all your materials to find a great camp for your child.
Sometimes it can be overwhelming seeing so many camps and people together in one place, so we've compiled a list for you below with links to all the camps who participated at Sunday's Los Angeles Summer Camp Fair. Just click on the links below to visit each camp's website and learn more.
(By the way, the following list is also a great resource for families who may have missed Sunday's UCLA Camp Fair and want to find a super program for their kids this summer!)
Participating Camps and Programs at the L.A. Camp Fair at UCLA on Sunday, March 11, 2018
Thank you again to all who attended and we hope you have an awesome experience at camp this summer!
Camp Quest West is a sleep-away summer camp for curious minds: fun, exploration, science, critical thinking and Humanist values. Learn and grow in a tolerant environment of support, inclusion, and diversity where participants openly discuss what it means to be a skeptic, a scientist, a philosopher, a feminist, a leader, a freethinker, and a Humanist.
You can meet representatives from Camp Quest West and many other overnight summer camps at the upcoming L.A. Camp Fair events on March 11 at UCLA, April 14 in Thousand Oaks and April 22 in Calabasas.
Attending L.A. Camp Fair the free and smart, fast and easy way to find your child's perfect summer program for 2018 because it removes the overwhelming and time-consuming process of spending time visiting hundred's of camp websites, making phone call after call, and sending and receiving countless emails to and from camp directors and then sorting through everything just to find some that interest you.
Instead, at the Camp Fair, you can meet and interact with camp representatives from many of the best summer camps in Los Angeles in person. You can get a much better impression and personal feel for the programs and people you're entrusting your child to this summer when you meet them face to face versus emailing them back and forth!
The L.A. Camp Fair is like a "one-stop-shop" for finding the best camp because instead of spending time tracking down all the camps individually for information, all the camps come to you!
Best of all, the Camp Fair is FREE so grab you free tickets today and we'll see you at our UCLA, Thousand Oaks, or Calabasas (or even better, all THREE) Camp Fair events soon!
Get Five Free Raffle Tickets to Win a FREE Camp Session From Participating Camps at the L.A. Camp Fair
The drawings and raffles will take place at all three of our Camp Fair events, so get your free tickets to whichever event works best for you.
When you arrive at the event, just show your tickets to our staff and get your five free raffle tickets on the spot.
You never know, you might win a free camp session or just for coming to the Camp Fair!
Beautiful Day Camp and Resident Camp in the San Bernadino Mountains
Their beautiful and private 14-acre site is in the middle of the National Forest, therefore, it offers much more than just what is contained within its boundaries.
Camp Nawakwa is ideal for large groups. There are many buildings that can serve as sleeping cabins; the main lodge/dining hall can be used as a roomy in-door meeting area; and there are many quiet outdoor spots to work in or to just enjoy.
The camp has the capacity to house 210 participants year round. Outside of the summer months groups are welcome to rent out the entire facility and perform their own catering or save all the hassles and worries, by leaving the cooking to the camp staff.
If you are looking for a summer day camp, overnight camp or both, consider Camp Nawakwa! Representatives from their program will be available to meet you and answer all your questions at the L.A. Camp Fair at UCLA on Sunday, March 11. Come by and say hello!
Each day hundreds of parents visit our website looking for the perfect Los Angeles summer camp for their kids. We appreciate being considered a valuable resource for families in that regard.
From time to time we get phone calls, asking for tips on picking the right summer program or requesting referrals to some. We always enjoy speaking with parents about the value and benefits of the camp experience and helping them find the right program for their kids.
How We Helped Three Conejo Valley Families Find a Summer Camp
Just yesterday three different parents from Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Oak Park emailed us inquiring about local summer camp opportunities. These families had kids ranging in age from three to fifteen, and their all questions were pretty much the same: Where could they find some really good summer camps in the Conejo Valley?
That's an easy question to answer! Come to the L.A. Conejo Valley Camp Fair and meet staff from over 50 programs all in one place.
What's the Conejo Valley Camp Fair?
In a nutshell, the Conejo Valley Camp Fair is the biggest and best summer camp expo for kids and families in the Conejo Valley area.
Presented by L.A. Camp Fair 2018, the Conejo Valley Camp Fair takes place Saturday, April 14 at Conejo Creek North Park in Thousand Oaks. The Conejo Valley Camp Fair is a totally free summer camp expo where over 50 camps and programs will all come together "under one roof" to showcase their programs and activities for summer 2018.
There will be day camps, overnight camps, sports camps, acting camps, music camps, gymnastics camps, Jewish camps, science camps -- you name it! All kinds of camps and programs will be there, and many will be doing live demonstrations and sample activities at their booths so your child can experience the exact same activities they'll be doing at camp this summer.
You'll also be to get brochures and other promotional materials from all the camps, participate in raffles and drawings to win free camp sessions from many of the programs, enjoy great food and have an all- around fun day at this free event.
Attending the Conejo Valley Camp is by far the easiest, most convenient, and efficient way to find the perfect summer program for your child because it provides the opportunity for you to meet so many camp directors from various programs at the same time. Isn't that a whole lot better than contacting each camp individually for information? Of course it is! : )
Which Camps are Attending the Conejo Valley Camp Fair?
It's important to note that while the Conejo Valley Camp Fair will feature many local camps and programs, you'll also meet many camp counselors, directors and staff members from out-of town-camps, too.
Here is a current list of all the camps attending the Conejo Valley Camp Fair. This is only a partial list and growing by the day! There will be more camps than this exhibiting at the Camp Fair in Conejo Valley.
Are Children Welcome at the Camp Fair?
Absolutely! This will be a fun, informative, festive event designed for your whole family. Your kids will love meeting all the enthusiastic camp counselors from the participating camps, and we will have many fun activities and great food for them to enjoy too. It will be a family-friendly day all around!
Conejo Valley Camp Fair Location: Creek North Park, Thousand Oaks
The Conejo Valley Camp Fair takes place at the Lakeside Pavillion in Conejo Creek North Park. Admission is entirely free. When you enter the park, follow the access road all the way around until you see the Lakeside Pavilion. There will be people, cars, canopies and fun activities taking place everywhere, just like you'd imagine at a carnival or festival. When you arrive at the Camp Fair, please check in with our friendly Camp Fair staff at the welcome booth to pick up a free directory of all the participating camps and then start making your way around to visit all the booths. You shouldn't have any trouble finding the park, but just in case, we're including a map below for your reference.
Tickets and Parking
Admission to the Conejo Valley Camp Fair is totally free and so is parking with over 200 free parking spaces nearby. But even though admission to the Camp Fair is free, we suggest grabbing free tickets ahead of time because your free ticket automatically enters you into our raffles and drawings to win free merchandise (and even free camp!) from participating camps. When you arrive at the Camp Fair, just show you tickets to any Camp Fair representative on site and they will check you in and hand you your raffle tickets for the drawing.
We are looking forward to seeing you at the Conejo Valley Camp Fair! It's going be a great time!
L.A's filled with an amazing variety of summer camp opportunities for kids. The types and programs and activities are endless. While many kids are perfectly happy attending a traditional camp experience where they get to enjoy a diverse set of camp activities such as horseback riding and archery, other kids may have more focused interests. We've highlighted three popular beach-themed summer day camp options in the L.A. area for kids. Click through to their websites for more information, or meet them in person at the upcoming L.A. Summer Camp Fair and Expo in March and April.
Aloha Beach Camp
Established in 1999, Aloha Beach Camp Summer Day Camp is a veritable aquatic playground for kids and teens. This camp bills itself as L.A's most comprehensive aquatic summer camp, and we can see why. The camp takes place at a wide variety of Malibu beaches like Zuma and Paradise Cove, plus day trips to Castaic Lake. Hurricane Harbor and other fun aquatic venues on a rotating basis where campers enjoy surfing lessons, boogie boarding instruction, jet skiing activities and more. Free transportation on buses and vans is provided. The camp also offers a 100% money-back guarantee if you are not completely satisfied. www.alohabeachcamp.com
Sandy Days Kids Camp
Fitness by the Sea
L.A. Camp Fair 2018 is a summer camp expo in Los Angeles featuring over 100 summer day camps, sleepaway camps, specialty camps and many other kinds of fun and exciting programs where families can connect live in person with camp counselors, staff and other representatives from the exhibiting camps and learn about their programs.
Attending a Camp Fair is one of the most (if not THE most) convenient and informative ways to find out about all the available summer camp opportunities for your child because Camp Fairs provide an environment where so many different camps all come together under one roof to share and discuss their programs and activities with you and to see if their program would be a good fit for your son or daughter this summer.
In fact, many of the participating summer camps will be doing sample live activities and demonstrations at their booths so your child can get a "sneak peak" at the actual activities they'd enjoy at camp this summer.
Where Does the L.A. Camp Fair Take Place?
The Camp Fair takes place at three different locations in greater L.A. on three separate dates this year in March and April. No matter where you live in L.A., you'll find a convenient Camp Fair event near you.
Camp Fair Tickets are Entirely Free
Several parents have reached out to us inquiring about whether L.A. Camp Fair tickets cost money. The answer is no! Tickets to all three camp fair events are entirely free, and just one ticket will admit your whole family to any of the three Camp Fairs.
What happens if you show up to the Camp Fair without tickets? No worries, you won't be turned away! To the contrary, you'll be welcomed with open arms to any or all three L..A. Camp Fair events whether or not you show up at the door with tickets. But we suggest getting tickets beforehand for two reasons.
First, reserving your tickets ahead of time helps us know how many families to expect at each event. We want to make sure we have the right amount of games, food, activities and everything else, so your advance ticket helps us plan better for the right number of people.
Second, your free Camp Fair ticket automatically enters you into drawings and raffles to win gifts, prizes, and even free camp sessions from participating camp exhibitors
Free Tickets to One, Two or All Three Camp Fair Events
Here's where to get your free tickets to the L.A. Camp Fair. You can reserve your tickets today and they'll will be emailed to you immediately, and you can print them out or even download them and/or save them to your phone so you don't have ever have to print them in the first place. Upon your arrival at the Camp Fair, just show your ticket to one of our helpful L.A. Camp Fair concierges and we'll give you a bunch or free raffle tickets on the spot.
Looking for a specialty summer camp program for your kids this summer? Find the perfect program at L.A. Camp Fair 2018 happening at three convenient events and locations this March and April in and around Los Angeles including UCLA, Conejo Creek North Park, and AC Stelle Middle School Calabasas event locations.
There's a Camp for That!
You know that saying, "there's an app for that?"
It basically refers to the notion that whatever your interest in a certain subject or activity -- or you need help accomplishing a certain task, you're trying to find something, and so on -- you can simply download an app onto your phone, computer or tablet to help you achieve it.
There's an app for everything, and guess what? The same can be said about camps: "There's a camp for that" fits the bill exactly!
What do we mean by, "there's a camp for that?"
Simply this: Whatever your child enjoys doing the most -- whatever they want to learn about or experience more than anything -- is available to them in the form of a specialty summer camp program. Here's what we mean.
So Many Specialty Camps to Choose From
The music camp example above is just one example of a type of summer camp that focuses on specific activities.
If your child love sports or baseball they might have a blast attending a sports specialty camp. Taking it a step further, maybe your son or daughter is a huge L.A. Dodgers fan. Did you know the Dodgers have a great summer baseball camp for kids?!
Just remember, whatever your child loves the most -- whatever they want to experience or try or can't get enough of -- there's a camp for that!
Find the Perfect Specialty Program at L.A. Camp Fair 2018
L.A. area families looking for a specialty summer camp program for their kids this summer can find the ideal program at L.A. Camp Fair 2018.
L.A. Camp Fair is a free, three-day summer camp expo event taking place on three convenient dates and locations in and around Los Angeles on March 14, April 14 and April 22.
Over 60 camps and programs will be on display. You'll have the opportunity to meet all the camp representatives and learn about their programs. It's a lot easier finding the perfect camp when they're all together in one place compared to contacting all of the individually for information.
You might choose to attend just one, two or all three camp fairs, whatever's most convenient for you. But in order to learn about all the camp opportunities without missing anything, coming to all three camp fairs might be your best choice since some of the camps are only exhibiting at one or two events.
Grab your free tickets to one, two, or all three camp fairs here.
Blog posts by Cora Carter of L.A. Summer Camps.com