Dozens of families discussed camps and programs with more than 60 exhibitors at the Conshohocken Marriott.
Julie Bowman, an instructor at the Handwork Studio in Narberth, PA, guides Annie Roberts, 10, of Bryn Mawr, PA, in a demonstration.
Jacla McKelvey, 5, of Philadelphia, makes a cookie with ingredients provided by Flour Pot Custom Confections of Ambler, PA.
David Lowe, camp coordinator for the Riverbend Environmental Education Center in Gladwyne, PA, shows a box turtle to Luke and Tyler Jacobson, 8, of Wallingford, PA.
Elevated by stilts, party entertainer Dick Rainer ropes Josie Rosman, 8, of Philadelphia.
Morgan Jerin, 11, and dad Tom smile after meeting with ESF Summer Camps founder Bill Rouse and soccer coordinator Francie Shater.
Kennedy Owens, 5, of Haverford, PA, learns technique from Michael Harper, an instructor at the Frog Hollow Racquet Club, Lansdale, PA.
Janie Hill, 6, and Jordan Hill, 2, of Drexel Hill, PA received goodie bags containing toys, T-shirts and coupons.
Owner/director Andrew Yankowitz of Tall Pines Day Camp, Williamstown, NJ, talks to Chloe Hart, 9, and mom Hope, of Philadelphia. Like many day camps, Tall Pines provides van transport.
Twin Spring Farm Day Camp founder Beatrice Hood shows a new handheld display to MetroKids advertising representative Christine Thompson.
Maia Curry, 9, of Philadelphia makes “glurch,” a kind of silly putty, with help from Dana Consalvo and Carol Ingram of Science Explorers in Blue Bell, PA.
In addition to hands-on demonstrations, camp officials brought displays, videos, materials and giveaways.
Owner/director Mary Jo Do’Ortone describes the Hideway Day Camp program in Collegeville, PA.
Founder Justin M. Lavner describes the Lavner Camps & Programs, which include tennis, culinary arts and robotics & technology, all in Bala Cynwyd, PA.
Director Sue Ansul of Ramah Day Camp, Melrose Park, PA, chats with Kathy Spiegel and her kids, Chloe, 11, and Noah, 8, of Bala Cynwyd, PA.
The Fair had no shortage of balloons. Here, Gunhee Kim, 3, of Ambler, PA, has fun with a blue one.
School of Rock instructor Ty Asoundegan riffs for Leah Wright, 15, of Philadelphia. In background is Noelle Hoover, music director for the rock-n-roll camp’s three locations.
Christine MacMahon, 6, of Ambler, PA, pets Bafy, brought to the Fair by Ricky Crance, a manager for Delaware River Tubing of Frenchtown, NJ.
Jessica Lewis, 10, of Philadelphia talks to Jullie Miller (center) and Lauren Kelly of the Germantown Academy Summer Program, Fort Washington, PA.
Melissa Baker, an organizer for Epic Adventurez, talks to dad Bruce Weinberg of Wallingford, PA, while kids Ryan, 5, and Jennifer, 9, look at props from the Philadelphia improvisational theater camp.
Aaron Perry, left, guides campers in documenting their Whale Camp adventures each year in a book, with prospective camper dad Dwayne McKelvey.
Super Camp Fair visitors were greeted by MetroKids staffers, including (from left) Leah Mafrica, distribution; Darlene Weinmann, general manager; and Shaina Yahr, advertising representative.
Hundreds of parents and kids chatted with camp officials, enjoyed hands-on summer program demonstrations and took home prizes from the 3rd annual MetroKids Super Camp Fair, held Jan. 30 at the Conshohocken Marriott in West Conshohocken, PA.
More than 60 camps and programs participated in the Fair with colorful exhibits, video and print materials and demonstrations. Scholarships to four camps were awarded in a drawing, and the first 100 families who preregistered for the Fair took home kids' goodie bags.
The event helps parents and kids explore a wide variety of camps and program styles. You can search for camps by location, type of camp, activities and services in the MetroKids Camp Guide.
To view captions and larger images, and to see the gallery below as a slide show, click on any image.Photos by Tom Livingston.