Camp Littles was the ultimate kick-off to Summer for over 1,500 humans families in Long Beach on Saturday, June 15th.
Thank you so much to everyone who chose to spend their Saturday bouncing, and axe-throwing, and fort-building, and drumming with us. It was so fabulous to see the smiling faces and all the fun kiddos were having throughout the event from sensory stations, to bubbles, to puppet shows and more – there were smiling faces everywhere.
One of our top goals for this event was to connect parents with awesome brands and local providers of kids activities, products, and services. It was so fantastic to see families discovering local organizations and businesses to connect with.
A HUGE thank you to our sponsors, including Port of Long Beach, Boeing, and Hyundai. These organizations have been an amazing asset to the Long Beach community, and we couldn’t have done this without them.
And a big shoutout to our partners in putting this event together, Councilwoman Stacy Mungo of Long Beach’s Fifth District.
While Camp Littles was a free event to the community, funds raised from sponsors and from raffle giveaways at the event when directly to Play, an organization in Long Beach dedicated to replacing out-of-date playground equipment at El Dorado Park.
It was so great seeing families meeting local business for the first time and learning about all the resources available to them in Long Beach and surrounding communities. Exhibitors went all out with sensory tables, crafts, acting demonstrations and so much more.
I don’t know about you, but preschoolers throwing axes is my new favorite thing. Okay, okay, they were foam axes, but still… so good. Bubble stations. Reptile shows. Puppet performances. Campfire Singalongs. Drum circles. Face painting. Water pump splash play. And so so so much more.
We’re excited for Camp Littles to become an annual event and a tradition for kicking off the Summer for Long Beach communities.
PS If you attended the event, I’d truly appreciate if you took a couple minutes for a quick survey so we can improve future events even more.