Top Tips for Attending Summer Camp Fairs

Camp Fairs are a unique opportunity to meet summer camp directors and ask questions before you register. It’s a great way to discover new camps and plan a summer your kids will love.

By ActivityHero Team

Bay Area Summer Camp Fairs

In the digital age, you may wonder what the value is in attending a local camp fair, when online resources like ActivityHero can give you information about camps, including parent reviews.

But once a year, you can actually see and talk to many camps in just an hour by attending a camp fair. You can meet with camp owners and staff members to get a first-hand impression of the camp, ask questions, and discover things you never thought of before.

Our advice? Attend a fair with an open mind and as long as the camp is age appropriate for your child, listen to what the staff has to say. You might discover the benefits of attending a girls-only camp, an overnight experience, or another activity that you hadn’t considered before.

It’s also fun for the kids! Camp fairs often have hands-on activities, giveaways, and demonstrations. Fairs are free for families to attend, and most fairs have exciting giveaways, like the opportunity to win a free week of camp.

SF Bay Area Camp Fairs

Tri-Valley Camp Fair
Saturday, February 22, 2020
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Acalanes High School
1200 Pleasant Hill Rd., Lafayette, CA

Contra Costa Camp Fair
Sunday, February 23, 2020
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Pine Valley Middle School
3000 Pine Valley Rd, San Ramon, CA

Palo Alto Camp Fair
Thursday, February 27, 2020
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Palo Verde Elementary School (fundraiser for school PTA)
3450 Louis Road, Palo Alto, CA

Silicon Valley Camp Fair
Saturday, March 21, 2020
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Fremont High School
1279 Sunnyvale Saratoga Rd., Sunnyvale, CA

Marin Camp Fair
Sunday, March 22, 2020
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Dominican University, Conlon Center Gymnasium
1475 Grant Ave, San Rafael, CA

East Bay Camp Fair
Saturday, March 28, 2020
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Emeryville Center of Community Life
4727 San Pablo Ave, Emeryville, CA

More Camp Fairs

The American Camp Association has a list of camp fairs throughout the US.

More Information

Contact us for more information or to host a camp fair at your school.

If you can’t make it to one of these fairs, check out ActivityHero for the latest summer camp schedules and reviews.

About ActivityHero Team

The ActivityHero Team is based in California and includes staff members and bloggers who love to share what they know about parenting, keeping kids active, choosing just the right camps and classes, and running successful businesses for kids.