The Camtown Youth Festival is (normally) an annual event held in Crown Park on the first Saturday in June. The festival offers free admission, a variety of games (large inflatables, carnival, and interactive games), crafts activities, entertainment, petting zoo, food vendors, the Camtown-Forgey Art Show, a kids flea market, and youth information tables. The event is well attended, bringing in over 2,500 participants each year.
The event started with an idea to create a festival catered just for kids and took over 9 months of development and planning to bring it all together. Working alongside teacher Gail Welsh, with active consultation from the students in Welsh’s Skyridge Middle School’s Leadership Class, and with participation from CSD students and community volunteers, the first Camtown Youth Festival took place on June 22, 2002.
Well, this year is going to be a little different. Due to the coronavirus COVID-19, and the gathering restrictions that currently apply, we had to re-think how to “run” this event. We decided to bring the festival to you! On this web event, you’ll be able to create a variety of crafts, do some cool activities and watch some pretty amazing entertainment – all at your leisure. So, get comfy, grab a favorite food, snack or drink, maybe even call a friend to watch/take part in some of the videos, and enjoy the many activities and performances to keep you engaged in this year’s Camtown Youth Festival Web Event.