5 Reasons to Attend the Bucks Camp Expo

The new year is here, and it’s already time to start thinking ahead! Let’s talk summer!

The Bucks County Camp Expo is on January 19th from 12-3pm. It is held in the Student Center Building at Delaware Valley University in Doylestown. This expo is an awesome way to connect with tons of local camps in Bucks, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties.

Need more convincing why you should attend? Expo coordinator Ellen Warren has given NPUT 5 reasons it’s totally worth it!

Did you know that NOW is the best time to start thinking about what your children will do this summer? The nonprofit American Camp Association says that January is the most popular month for camp registration. Because finding the right summer camp experience for your kids can take time, plan to start the process at the Bucks Camp Expo on January 19th where you can meet 50 diverse day and overnight camp programs for ages 3-17, all in one place.

Here are the top 5 reasons to attend an established summer camp fair like the Bucks Camp Expo:

1. It’s Convenient:

The Bucks Camp Expo has been connecting families with day and overnight summer programs for 20 years. Where else can you find so many types of camps under one roof? By the time you’re done walking the aisles, you’ll have met camps you’ve heard of—and camps you never knew existed. You’ll have information about all kinds of traditional and specialty camps offering: sports, arts, STEM, animals and nature to current popular programs like cooking, sewing, yoga, computer coding, and more. Learn about local day camps, overnight camps close to home and further away, teen travel, adventure and service programs, and camps for children with special needs.

2. You Can Save Money:

You can ask about the kinds of discounts a camp might offer, such as for early registration, sibling discount, referring friends, or serving as a carpool driver. Many camps offer early registration discounts that expire in early spring, so the sooner you enroll, the better!

3. You Can Ask Questions:

The Bucks Camp Expo gives you the opportunity to ask camp representatives about many factors that may help you choose a camp. Camp directors are happy to speak with you, so take time to ask about the camp’s philosophy and program emphasis, staff training, percent of returning counselors and campers, how much choice children have in their camp day, medical care, and other policies and procedures that might affect your child.

4. Children Get Involved in the Process:

Get children excited for a summer camp experience by involving them in the process of choosing a camp. At the Expo, watch how camp directors interact with your child, and allow children to collect information and participate in table activities. When you get home, review camp brochures, websites, and virtual tours together, and talk about the exciting activities and new friends kids make at camp. The Expo is fun for the whole family!

5. You Can Plan Ahead:

Learn about programs for this summer and future summers—find camps that might meet your children’s needs in a year or more. Still undecided about summer 2019? Ask camps about their Open Houses over the next few months, so you can tour the facilities, meet more staff and ask more questions. If overnight camp may be a future option, plan a family road trip to visit camps when they’re in session this summer—it’s the best way to see what makes a camp unique!

There is a camp for every child, every interest, every family schedule and every budget—find your family’s camp at the Bucks Camp Expo!

Need advice for how to choose a camp? Check out last year’s article where Ellen spelled it out for parents!

For questions and to learn more, visit the Bucks Camp Expo’s website or their Facebook page. Coordinator Ellen Warren can be reached at
info@buckscampexpo.com or by phone at 205-886-1666 (office) or 205-669-0011 (cell). i