Emory's Camp & Learning Expo Meets Parents Needs!



The Emory WorkLife Resource Center hosted Emory’s first ever Camp & Learning Expo at the Winship

Ballroom at the DUC in February. Over fifty different summer programs participated in the event, including

many of Emory’s own athletics, arts, and academic programs. The event was attended by several hundred

employees from Emory, CDC, and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. The goal of the expo was to help parents

find quality summer options for their children throughout metro Atlanta. Representatives were on site

promoting their summer programs, many offering discounts and give-away's. The WorkLife Resource Center

also raffled some fantastic door prizes including a $200 gift certificate for the Ritz Carlton, an iPod Touch, a

foursome round of golf at Lake Lanier Islands Resort, and a summer family membership to the Emory

Student Athletics & Academic Center.


Employee feedback about the expo was overwhelmingly positive. Attendees welcomed the opportunity to

ask questions and expand their knowledge about what types of summer programs exist in the area and

especially loved the ability to do it right here at Emory. The Emory WorkLife Resource Center sent out a

satisfaction survey to all those that attended and received some excellent feedback and suggestions to

help improve the event in the future. Employees believed that the expo offered a real variety of summer

programs with respect to children’s ages, location, affordability, and type. They enjoyed learning about

programs in more detail and finding out about ones right in their backyards that they even didn’t know

about. Ninety-one percent of those that that responded to the survey stated that they would attend the

expo again next year and would recommend it to others.


The WorkLife Resource Center has also surveyed the vendors that participated in the expo. All were very

pleased to be invited and enjoyed the opportunity to meet the employees of Emory and learn about what

other types of quality programs exist in and around metropolitan Atlanta. The Center will use the feedback

and suggestions from the vendors, as well as the employee feedback to make improvements to the event

next year. One of the biggest issues that arose during the event was no surprise to most of us that work

on the main campus – Parking! Venue location and parking will be reviewed carefully moving forward as this

event is expected to return again next year and continue to grow in popularity both with attendees and

vendors. The WorkLife Resource Center has already been contacted by vendors interested in participating

next year! 


If you have

any additional questions about the expo or summer planning, contact worklife@emory.edu.