Choosing a camp, especially for first-timers, is a serious undertaking. Questions about camp programs and philosophies are important and help families determine which camp experience is right for their child. At local camp fairs, families are given the opportunity to get answers to these critical questions.
Camp fairs  are held nationwide and are open to the public. Typically, camp fairs are scheduled on weekends allowing families to attend together. Each camp fair is made up of a variety of camps that provide literature and information on their programming and activities. In addition, participating camps bring knowledgeable staff who can answer questions and provide additional information specific to that camp.
CampParents.org , the ACA family resource site, offers the ultimate camp planner, complete with questions to ask the camp director, preparing for camp, and a listing of camp fairs by state. For families who are unable to attend a camp fair, CampParents.org offers a new and improved Find A Camp  – with more detailed information, and a great selection of camp programs. Families can search for a camp by location, religious or cultural affiliation, specialization, cost, age, gender, or special needs.