I have been helping families find wonderful summer programs for over 30 years and I thought I had seen every challenge there is. I have watched camps handle lice infestations, meningitis scares, 9/11, Zika, rainy summers, recessions and more. Covid 19 is a new kind of challenge for camps and teen trips as well as for camp advisers and families like yours and mine. Tips on Trips and Camps gets daily emails from the camps we represent optimistically telling us how they are planning for summer 2020. Programs may start at a different date, the sessions may be altered, and health screens ramped up, but to paraphrase one Adirondack camp; We are all Camp People, and for two months of summer we deal with uncertainty constantly. We are resilient and determined and we are accustomed to adjusting the plan. That sentiment will be put to the test for sure. I believe the camp industry is up to the task!
Camp fairs continue to be a valuable resource for families as they research summer overnight camps, tween activities and teen trips and programs for their children. Attending one will help kids and parents learn about the wide variety of summer options for students ages 7-18+. There will be some you may not have thought to consider! Here is a blog Barb Levison wrote a few years ago that outlines the reasons why camp fairs are still worth visiting. https://www.tipsontripsandcamps.com/blog/looking-sleepaway-camp-come-camp-fair/
To find a fair near you click on this link: https://www.tipsontripsandcamps.com/summer-advice/local-camp-fairs/