This Saturday, January 21, families can learn about 40 exciting camp programs for ages preschool through high school at the Bucks Camp Expo--the Bucks County (PA) region's favorite camp fair for nearly 20 years. The Expo will be held in Delaware Valley University's Student Center from 12 to 3 pm. Admission and parking are free; children are welcome!
Expo camp exhibitors always include wonderful day and overnight programs for younger children, and this year parents will again have the opportunity to speak with camp directors and representatives from many excellent local day camps, plus overnight camps in PA and beyond. (Think your child isn't old enough for overnight camp? Maybe not this summer, but the Expo is a great place to meet camps you might consider for future years as well!)
Exhibiting camps cover the spectrum from traditional camp programs to special interest camps focused on various sports, visual and performing arts, nature, science and academic enrichment. This year the Expo also features an array of exciting opportunities for teenagers, including camps that offer adventure, travel, and community service trips in the U.S. and abroad. New this year, we are delighted to welcome World Choice Game, a Moscow-based camp in which international children ages 12-18 explore politics, economics and culture in Ethnomir, Russia's largest ethnographic park-museum.
Families from Bucks and adjacent areas in Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties who are seeking day camps within driving distance will find many excellent full and half-day camps at the Expo. Families with middle and high school age kids who live anywhere in the greater Philadelphia region can also explore overnight and travel camps offering a diverse range of experiences.
The variety of camps participating in the Bucks Camp Expo provides for every family's needs and budget. Research shows that a summer camp experience is an important part of healthy youth development--giving children of all ages the chance to try new activities, pursue favorite passions, meet new friends and make memories that last for life. Camp also helps kids develop 21st century life skills including resilience, independence, responsibility, leadership, communication, collaboration and conflict-resolution. Most of all, camp is FUN!