Summer Camp, Here We Come: Camp Fair This Weekend

This post is also published in this week’s issue of The Chestnut Hill Local, in the column, “Take the Kids.”

Camp Fair at Chestnut Hill Academy

Yes, we are still in the midst of winter. More snow is in the forecast and warmer days seem a distant memory. But, summer will creep up on us once again and I don’t know about you, but I want to make certain that I do not get stuck with my toddler every minute of every stifling day. Of course I love him, but I also know that he will need to be outside every day, using that boy energy up, and my mommy energy is no match for his. Last year, I decided to try summer camp at the last minute and almost missed my chance. It was the best decision I have made in a while. So, even if you think your child is too young and doesn’t need summer activities, you may want to give it a chance. My little one loved it and was better prepared for the start of preschool in the fall.

So if you are considering summer camps, you’ve probably seen the banner on the avenue and read ads in the paper about this weekend’s camp fair at Chestnut Hill Academy. Take note: this is the only camp fair in the area and there will be a startling near 75 camps represented. Even if you think you have chosen which camp is right for your child already, it will be worth checking out and will be a fun-filled day for all, with magic science shows, snacks and lunch at the cafe, animals visiting from The Schuylkill Center, and much more. And it’s a great opportunity to get a glimpse of the school if you’re considering Chestnut Hill Academy for you child.

Every camp you can imagine will be in attendance, something for every age and from all over the region and country. There will be day camps, overnight programs, and travel and adventure camps as well. The camps offer programs in nature, academics, science, sports, international travel, adventure, fine arts and more. And don’t expect to simply pick up brochures and be on your way. If you want, sit down to view informational videos about camps and meet directors face to face. The camp fair will take place in the school’s gymnasium complex, located near the intersection of Willow Grove Avenue and Cherokee Street. Stop by and ensure you will have happy campers this summer.


500 West Willow Grove Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19118

Saturday, January 31st



FREE admission and parking

2 thoughts on “Summer Camp, Here We Come: Camp Fair This Weekend

  • Deidra Lyngard

    Charline: Thanks for the nice write-up on Camp Fair. It’s a great place to get a lot of information at one time. And for those who might want to learn more about CHA, there will also be some folks from our Admissions Office there to answer your questions. Best regards,
    Deidra Lyngard
    CHA Director of Communications and Marketing

  • Anonymous

    Can I ask where you sent your son? I'm looking for something similar ( 2 days/wk) for my 37 month old son. Looking at the list from the fair, they all seem to be away camps or for older kids.


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