Snow may be in the forecast, but busy parents are already making plans for summer! The annual Camp Fair at Tower Hill on February 2nd included 25 new camps and was the largest ever, with 118 day and overnight camps. The event is free and open to the public and is allows families to meet face to face with camp representatives and have questions answered.
Hundreds of families strolled the Tower Hill field house browsing camps with a special focus like sports, community service, adventure and teen travel, art, music and drama, equestrian and animal husbandry. In fact, a few camps brought along an animal or two.
“We had a lot of livestock here,” said 2017 Camp Fair co-chair Missy Flynn. “Kids were able to see and touch turtles, hermit crabs, a chicken, snakes, and I think a few other animals. That always makes things a bit more lively!”
And this year kids also enjoyed complimentary professional faceprinting.
Wilmington parent Lisa McFarland, who came looking for art and day camps for her 9-year-old daughter and soccer camps for her son, was excited to find the Philadelphia Union booth. “There are so many different types of camps here. I can’t believe how many options there are. And the representatives were really prepared and helpful,” she said. McFarland, who arrived 45 unites before the fair ended, has advice for other parents. “We definitely plan to come earlier next year to make sure we can make it all the way around the room.”
For a complete list of camps that attended this year’s fair, click here. And mark your calendars for next year’s Camp Fair: Thursday, February 1, from 3:30 to 7:00 pm.