As you certainly know by now, the coronavirus pubic health crisis caused the LA Camp Fair events to be cancelled this year. Unfortunately, many parents depend on the camp fairs to find a summer camp program their kids will love.
Cancelling this year's camp fairs left many parents where to turn, not just to find a camp, but also with the question of whether camps are even operating this summer due to the global pandemic.
Thankfully, many camps are still "full steam ahead" and fully intend to operate this summer. Others have pivoted and designed online programs as an alternative to in-person programming just in case they are unable to operate this summer.
Meanwhile, we want to let you know how you can find a camp your child will enjoy this summer even though the camp fairs were cancelled. In response to cancelling the camp fairs, there is now a new website called vcampfair.com. It's the first virutal camp fair website were you can search for camps and find them online rather than attend an in-person camp fair. If you find a camp that interests you, you can easily contact the camp director for more information right from your own computer.
Whether your child attends camp the traditional way this summer or the coronavirus situation and forces kids to remain inside and choose an online camp instead, we hope you and your loved ones stay healthy and safe until this whole thing blows over and we can return to a somewhat normal lifestyle again.
The 2020 In-Person L.A. Camp Fairs Are Cancelled. Visit a Virtual Camp Fair Instead!
The coronavirus public health threat has disrupted everyone's daily lives. Summer camps -- and families like you who are looking for camps for their kids -- aren't immune from this unfortunate situation.
As you may know, lasummercamps.com sponsors the L.A. Camp Fairs every year. This year, the camp fairs in Los Feliz, at UCLA, in Calabasas and at Cal State Northridge all had to be cancelled. Stopping the spread of the coronavirus is the number one priority right now.
We know you rely on us to share the many exciting summer camp programs and opportunities for kids in L.A. Historically, one of the ways we've done that is by telling you all about the L.A. Camp Fairs. Unfortunately, large gatherings in public places isn't prudent right now, so in conjunction with the camp fair organizers we developed a "virtual" camp fair website called vcampfair.com.
What's vcampfair.com? It's the online equivalent of a live summer camp fair but it takes place online instead. You can visit all the camp fair booths, learn about all the participating programs, connect with camp directors and more, all from your own computer.
For the foreseeable future, most of us will be staying close to home. We'll be using our computers and mobile devices more than ever to purchase supplies, gather information and monitor events. Now you can go to a camp fair and a great summer camp right from the comfort of your own couch. Check out the virtual camp fair and find a great camp for your kids today.
Blog posts by Cora Carter of L.A. Summer Camps.com