It seems like it's never to early to start your summer planning. And if you are thinking about summer sleep away or day camps for next summer, then the NY family Summer Camp Fairs this weekend and next are a great place to start.
I attended these fairs last summer with my daughter and found them really helpful. Trying to pick a camp based on a pamphlet is really hard. I was pleased to find that at this camp fair the camp directors or another other important representative attends so you can really get a good idea about the camp, ask questions and leave with lots of information about several prospective camps. I discovered a bunch of really cool camps I had ever heard of.
What you'll find: Lots of sleep-away and country day camps, plus some NYC day camps.
The when and where:
Saturday, November 8, at the Lycee Francais, 505 East 75th Street
Sunday, November 9, at The Berkeley Carroll School, at 762 President Street
Sunday, November 16, at Congregation Rodelph Sholom, at 7 West 83rd Street
A nice bonus: The fairs are free, but you can register online to make sure they pack enough goody bags. The first 200 to register will be entered to win a trip for 4 to Woodloch Resort in the Poconos.
One warning: If you bring your child, be prepared to be inundated with pleas to go to sleepaway camp.
For more camp info, check out our Camp and Summer Program with information on NYC summer programs for preschoolers, NYC day camps and country camps and area sleep away camps.