Summer break will be here before we know it – and while we all love quality time with our kids, summer “break” isn’t always a vacation for parents. Enter: summer camps. With overnight, half- and full-day options, camps featuring every sport and hobby around and options for preschoolers to high schoolers, you can literally find the perfect camp for your kids.
But with so many stellar summer camps out there, it can be a bit overwhelming picking the right one! Which is why we’ve organized our Summer Camp Fair. Our second annual Camp Fair happens March 17 from 1-4 pm at Kids First Sports Center, and is a must for Cincinnati Parents!
Here are our Top 5 reasons to attend Cincinnati Parent’s Summer Camp Fair:
1. It’s FREE
Admission and parking are free; kids’ activities are free — this event is totally free to attend! Think of it as summer camp window shopping — you can look around and gather information while your kids enjoy lots of free activities.
2. We’ve done the research for you
Skip the endless google searches and online research. At Summer Camp Fair, you can wander from booth to booth and talk face-to-face with local businesses and organizations about their upcoming programs and camps that they will be offering over the summer months. You can gather flyers, have your questions answered and really get a sense of what to expect from each of the camps.
3. It’s a festival for kids
Don’t worry about booking a babysitter for the afternoon – bring the kids! There will be an open gym, plus swinging, bouncing, flying and playing on all the kids’ favorites: trampolines, tunnels, slides and parachutes! Fully supervised but non-instructional – so let them play while you browse!
4. Plan a whole summer of fun — in one afternoon
What parent doesn’t like to get things crossed off their endless To-Do List? At Camp Fair, you can literally sign your kids up and get your summer break in order. (You won’t be hearing any “I’m bored” complaints from your kids this year!) This year’s lineup includes:
- Bear Paddle Swim School
- Bradford Woods
- Camp at the J
- Camp Roosevelt Firebird
- Camp WAVE
- The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati
- Cincinnati Museum Center – Museum Camp
- Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
- Classroom Antics
- Falcon Camp
- Full Throttle Indoor Karting
- Great Oaks Summer Career Camps
- iD Tech
- Kids First Sports Center
- Kiddie Academy of Mason
- Mathnasium, The Math Learning Center
- National Inventors Hall of Fame/ Camp Invention
- Recreations Outlet
- The Beach Waterpark
- The STEM Lab
- The T Squash Academy
- Topgolf KidZone Summer Academy
- YMCA Camp Kern
- YMCA of Greater Cincinnati
5. Meet and mingle with your fellow Cincinnati Parents
Bring a group of your friends and sign your kids up for the same camps (then you can carpool!). Meet other parents whose kids have similar interests. Let your kids make friends as they play. Summer Camp Fair is a great way to feel like part of the larger Cincinnati Parent community — we’re all in this together, after all!