ACA Summer Camp Fair
Venue: Mt. Laurel Marriott
|Event Date/Time: Mar 27, 2011||End Date/Time: Mar 27, 2011|
|Registration Date: Mar 27, 2011|
|Early Registration Date: Mar 26, 2011|
A GREAT SUMMER CAMP FOR YOUR CHILD
With all the snow and cold weather this winter that has trapped you indoors with your kids are you asking yourself what will you do with them this summer? Would your child be interested in a horseback riding camp, sports camp, a travel camp or an adventure camp? Is your child interested in theater, modeling, Are you looking for a summer camp for your child with special needs? What is your teen going to do this summer? All of these types of camps and many more will be attending the ACA Camp Fair on Sunday, March 27, 2011.
The American Camp Association will hold its first spring camp fair at The Mt. Laurel Marriott, RT 73, in Mt. Laurel. Check out the website, www.acnjsummercampfairs.org for details and directions. The fair will run from Noon to 4 p.m., and is open to the public; admission is free. There are numerous free giveaways and free snacks. Free Face painting will be done by Bella Faccia.
The free admission provides parents with a 50+-page booklet summarizing all the camps and providing future contact information for all the camps participating in the ACAâ€™s camp fairs this season. Camp directors show DVDs, talk with parents about the programs and facilities that their camp offers. In addition, they distribute their own pamphlets and often their own camp DVDs and giveaways. Camp directors offer sign-up sheets for parents to make more personal and further contacts. Often camp directors make home visits to discuss their camp.
â€œAlthough the Internet is a great way to do preliminary research when finding a camp,â€ according to Barbara Rubin, Camp Fair Director, â€œit does not have the impact of a face-to-face meeting with a camp director, let alone, almost 30+ of them in one room. The camp fairs provide a perfect one-stop shopping spot for busy parents.â€
There will be over 25 sleepaway camps in attendance as well as local day camps. The sleepaway camps are located from Maine to New Jersey, Area camps participating are: Camp Dark Waters, Medford; ESF Camps and Innovation Project, Moorestown; ISC Summer Day Camp, Mt. Laurel; Liberty Lake, Columbus; Oasis Children Services, Ewing; Phillies Baseball Academy; Cherry Hill and Moorestown; Tall Pines Day Camp, Williamstown; YMCA Camp Ockanickon & Matollionequay, Medford.
Local day and resident camps who would like to participate in the camp fair may email Barbara Rubin at BKRubin@aol.com
For a list of participating camps and directions log on to www.acanjsummercampfairs.org, or for further information call 877-488-2267.