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Lauren Orazem is no stranger to summer camp. The third grader has attended YMCA summer camps in the past.

Saturday, Lauren and her mother Susan came to the Summer Opportunities Fair to find even more activities to fill up the summer schedule.

"Lauren loves science and sports so we wanted to see what else was available," said Susan Orazem.

Lauren is in luck. Event Organizer Will Shelton says no matter what your child is interested in, chances are there is a camp for them.

"Camp does kids a world of good. It connects them with nature, it connects them with friends and it gives them a safe environment,” Shelton told Channel 13 News.

Summer camps are also designed to fit just about any schedule.

"There are over twelve overnight camps in our area so families will find overnight camps that fit their needs and in addition, there are a huge amount of day camp options," said Shelton.

At the Summer Opportunities Fair, Lauren and Susan learned about the camps offered in the metro and got a head start on signing up.

From Girl Scouts to YMCA camps, many organizations have opened up online registration.

They say it's important to sign up early to guarantee your child a spot and maybe take advantage of early registration discounts.

For a list of camps available in the Metro, visit the link.