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  • Hundreds attend annual camp fair at Tower Hill School

  • Annual expo features dozens of camps from throughout the region
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  • While it is still cold outside, it's never too early to start planning for summer.
    Knowing there is no better way to learn about summer camps than by meeting with camp representatives face-to-face, about a thousand area parents and kids flooded Carpenter Field House at Tower Hill School on Thursday, Jan. 30, for the school's 21st Annual Community Camp Fair.
    Visitors met camp representatives and picked up everything from brochures and DVDs to Frisbees and kazoos from over 130 camps, in all price ranges, for kids of every age from toddlers to high schoolers, from all across the neighborhood and the world.
    The fair featured academic programs and special needs programs, as well as camps for sports, dance, music, art, woodworking, horseback riding, and even yachting, marine biology, and sailing in the Caribbean. Exciting international travel camps and community service opportunities for older campers were represented as well. While the parents were busy asking questions, the kids met live zoo animals, got their faces painted, used cool tools, kicked around soccer balls, conducted science experiments, and even walked on stilts.
    In a free raffle, visitors won gifts such as a week of camp at Tower Hill School, Club Box seats to a Flyers game, Beats Headphones, and gifts from Little Nest Portraits and Two Sisters Boutique, and Mid Atlantic Go-Kart Racing. Everyone loved the three kinds of homemade chili served at the concession stand.
    Anyone who missed the Fair can check out the online version of the Fair, now live on the Camp Fair website www.towerhill.org/campfair2014.
    For further information, contact the Camp Fair Committee at communitycampfair@gmail.com or visit the website www.towerhill.org/campfair2014.
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