For Parents

New England Camp Fair is back for Summer!

Did you know summer camps in New England start accepting registrations in October? Don’t miss out on the best camp opportunities for your kids!

New England Camp Fair will take place on November 13, 2021 from 11am-2pm at the Underwood School in Newton, MA (101 Vernon St, Newton, MA 02458). 

Join us for this annual event, featuring 25 day and overnight camps, including traditional sleep away options and sports-, arts-, and special interest-focused camps!

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CAMP FAIR FAQs

If you have done a Google search, you know there is a dizzying array of camps serving kids ages 5–14 in the greater New England area. In addition to traditional day and overnight camps, today you can find themed camps focused on sports, art, music, theater, computer, horseback riding, and even foreign languages.

Visiting our camp fair will help you narrow and refine the search process. Our event brings together over 25 different day and overnight camps into a single space and affords both you AND your prospective camper the opportunity to meet in person with Camp Directors and to learn more about various camps.

Where and when will the fair be held?
New England Camp Fair Location:
Underwood Elementary School
101 Vernon St, Newton, MA 02458

Date and Time:
Saturday November 13, 2021 from 11am-2pm ET.

Is there a fee to attend the fair?
No. The Camp Fair is free to the public. All are welcome!

Will there be refreshments?
Yes. Complimentary refreshments will be available to all attendees.

Should I bring my children?
Yes. Although it’s often best to leave younger siblings at home, do bring your prospective camper with you. She or he can see the displays, get to know camp staff, and ask any questions she or he may have.

Which camps will be attending?
Over 25 day and overnight camps from Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Connecticut are scheduled to participate. 

Where are you located?
Underwood Elementary School is conveniently located off Exit 17 in Newton Corner. The address is 101 Vernon St, Newton, MA 02458. There is ample street parking available at the school. The fair will be held in the gymnasium. Look for signs to direct you into the building.

What happens when we get there?
When you arrive, you will receive a Camp Fair Swag Bag with info from featured camps and local businesses.

As you stop at each booth, allow your child to ask questions about activities and so forth. You should also be sure to ask about important behind-the-scenes details such as:

  • Staff experience and ages
  • Staff-to-camper ratios
  • Return rate for campers

Do we sign up for camps at the Fair?
Generally, no. Camp fairs are primarily a place for information gathering. After the fair, you will want to talk with your camper about his/her preferred camps. You may also want to follow-up with further questions and to ask for references of past and current camper families.