Sixth Annual J.O. Wilson Camp Fair

Only Event to Bring Camps to One District Location

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Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward 6-D), who has two camp-aged children, talks to a representative of Camp Rim Rock (camprimrock.com) at the 2018 DC Camp Fair.

The New Year has begun! As surprising as it may be, for many with school-aged children, now is the time to think about summer camp.

Enter the J.O. Wilson Summer Camp Fair, on January 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at J.O. Wilson Elementary (660 K St. NE). Now in its sixth year, the fair features summer camp options for kids aged 3-18, featuring more than 45 different programs.

It’s the only event of its kind in the District, a one-stop shopping for camp experiences for you and your child that offers a chance to look at offerings, pick up some swag, and ask questions of program representatives.

Attendees visit booths from camp reps in 2018. More than 45 different camp reps will be on hand at this years DC Camp Fair at J.O. Wilson Elementary.

January is an excellent time to think about camps, because registration for camps starts soon, and many fill up quickly. Some camps will accept registration in January before the Camp Fair event begins, including the Labyrinth Summer Afternoon Game Club and Capitol Hill Day School Camps, but most begin registration in February.

For instance, you register for programs at DC Department of Parks and Recreation opens February 24. Those wanting to attend Smithsonian programs can start registering as early as February 11.

At the fair, attendees can take advantage of early-bird registration rates and try their luck at raffles. Admission is free; refreshments are available for purchase.

For more information visit dccampfair.com or email jowilsonpta@gmail.com. J.O. Wilson Elementary is located at 660 K St. NE.