ACA New England Will Host the First Regional Virtual Camp Fair in the Country February 8 & 9, 2015
Camp Fairs are still a popular marketing opportunity for camps. Check out our Event Calendar to see several slated for early 2015. And in a day and age when you might expect Camp Fairs to be less attended by the public, they are more prevalent than ever. There are several new ones in addition to some
long-standing camp fairs. ACA New England did sponsor and offer a Camp Fair for a few years—but we discontinued it because ALL our camps couldn’t participate, especially day camps outside metropolitan Boston. We’ve decided that having all ACA Accredited camps at a camp fair is an excellent way to profile our camps, and encourage families to choose them. So, in the heart of camp fair season this year, ACA New England will host a camp fair for all our camps that wish to participate. This fair won’t be happening in and around Lexington, MA, however. It’s going to be happening everywhere! Because it will be virtual.
What IS a virtual camp fair?
We’re going to use a platform that will allow camps and families to connect virtually, much like colleges do these days. Families will be able to visit the fair when it’s open (when camp reps are staffing booths) AND when they it’s not—during the two days of the fair. So, a parent can poke around in the fair at 1 am and later that morning all the camp booths that were visited will be provided with the contact info for that family. Parents can view videos and get other camp search pointers at the ACA New England booth. And, parents can explore day camp and overnight camp opportunities that fit their search criteria. There will be a lot more information forthcoming. We’re working hard to keep the prices as low as possible—and comparable and less expensive than traditional in-person camp fairs. Watch for details!
Please save the dates and stay tuned for more information: Sunday, February 8th and Monday, February 9th. Our Camp Fair hours will be announced and registration materials will be available shortly.