Make Summer Camp “Shopping” Easy

Spring is in the air… even though it’s only February, it’s been 70 degrees on and off and most parents I know are already thinking about summer camp – especially with Raleigh Parks & Recreation’s registration going live last week. Well, if that process weren’t challenging enough, wading through all the many, many summer and track-out camp options out there is seriously OVERWHELMING. I literally have stacks of paper on my desk – printouts of all the camps I’ve heard about, how much they cost, where they are, what ages they accept, what weeks they are open and on and on. I started to build a spreadsheet to compare them all, but who has time for THAT?

That’s when I learned about Fun 4 Raleigh Kids Summer Camp Expo. Coming to the NC State Fairgrounds on Saturday, March 18 from 11 am to 5 pm (Kerr Scott Building), parents will have the opportunity to talk with representatives from dozens of local camps to learn more about summer, track-out and holiday options. Whether your kids are into sports, music, rock-climbing or arts – the expo will have something for every family. Just to name a few who’ve signed up so far – Artopia, Bach to Rock, Triangle Rock Club, Spanish for Fun and much, much more. Plus, they’ll have activities for kids, unique deals promoted only at the expo, goodie bags and a comprehensive guide for easy reference, providing detailed information of all participating camps – thank goodness I didn’t waste my time on a spreadsheet!

And, if you haven’t checked it out,Fun 4 Raleigh Kids is owned by Wake Forest resident Laura Moseley and is a great resource for funding fun activities for families in the Raleigh area, as well as providing a directory of local businesses whose target audience is local families.

To learn more about the event or to keep up with their growing roster of participating camps and partners, visit the event’s Facebook page.


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