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How to Find Great Summer Camps in Texas

Posted by Jason Mellet on Sep 22, 2020 8:00:00 AM

The Lone Star state features a ton of great summer camps. So many, in fact, that narrowing it down to the best options for your kids can be a pretty daunting task. Throw in uncertainty around each camp’s up-to-date status, and 2020 was not an easy year for camp parents.

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Topics: Summer Camp, south region, west, summer camps, Camps With Friends

Find Top Florida Summer Camps Using Camps With Friends

Posted by Jason Mellet on Sep 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM

If your family has ever struggled to find the right Florida summer camps for kids, you’re in good company. We know there are a lot of unmaintained and incomplete listings out there, which makes it tough to get an accurate picture of precisely what’s available in your area for each upcoming season. 

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Topics: Summer Camp, summer camps, Camps With Friends, Florida

5 Summer Camps in Colorado Your Kid Will Love!

Posted by Jason Mellet on Sep 8, 2020 8:00:00 AM

There’s no shortage of memorable summer camp opportunities in the Rocky Mountains. Your little campers can enjoy the vibrant natural scenery or engage in activities built around their special interests throughout the state of Colorado—although there’s a spectacular concentration of Colorado summer camps in and around the communities of Denver, Boulder, and Colorado Springs.

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Topics: Summer Camp, west, summer camps, colorado camps, Camps With Friends

Join Camps With Friends Beta & Change Summer Camp Listings Forever!

Posted by Jason Mellet on Aug 24, 2020 5:34:21 PM
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How to Find Up-to-Date Summer Camp Lists in Uncertain Times

Posted by Jason Mellet on Aug 7, 2020 5:00:00 PM

It’s been a challenging summer for youth summer camps in the United States. The news around the pandemic has been up and down, depending on where you live. Many camps had to close in 2020 (62%, according to figures from CNBC), while others went virtual. Certain areas were fortunate to enjoy in-person programs, modified or abbreviated for local safety guidelines. 

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Topics: Summer Camp, summer camps, COVID-19, Camps With Friends

Camp Cancelled? Keep Kids Busy With These 6 Summer Camp Alternatives

Posted by Jason Mellet on Aug 5, 2020 11:01:45 AM

A ton of top-rated summer camps may have closed this year, but don’t worry, nothing can cancel summer! There are an enormous number of summer camp alternatives ripe for the plucking. Here are a few ways to keep kids busy:

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Topics: summer camps, COVID-19

How to Market a Summer Camp From Scratch

Posted by Jason Mellet on Jun 11, 2020 5:00:00 PM

Let’s say, hypothetically, you’ve got no camp marketing set up yet. Nada. Not even a walking billboard (a camper wearing your t-shirt). Where to begin? Don’t worry—you don’t need to know how to create a marketing strategy full of metrics, bells, and whistles to get things started. That will come in time.

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Topics: Summer Camp, Small Business Marketing Tips

5 Dynamite Marketing Ideas For Summer Camps to Try in 2020

Posted by Jason Mellet on Jun 5, 2020 12:13:58 PM

2020 summer camps are in a precarious spot.  Many camp owners are wondering how to increase summer camp enrollment with all of the uncertainty around social distancing measures and state-regulated limitations on public events.  While some places, like Texas, already have a light at the end of that tunnel, other regions haven’t got there yet.

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Topics: Summer Camp, Small Business Marketing Tips, COVID-19

Texas Summer Camps Are Back in Business! This is Reopening “Phase Two”

Posted by Jason Mellet on May 19, 2020 3:51:46 PM

Texans are glowing with new hope for a vibrant 2020 summer camp season! On May 18, Governor Abbott announced the second phase of safely and strategically reopening the state by allowing Texas summer camps, youth sports, daycares, and bars to ramp up operations.  Yes, COVID-19 has thrown a lot of wrenches into the works, but as Abbott said himself:

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Topics: Summer Camp, regulations, COVID-19

Use Camps With Friends to Advertise Summer Camp Free of Charge

Posted by Jason Mellet on May 5, 2020 9:21:52 AM

Getting to full capacity is the #1 priority for legions of camp owners and directors as we head into a much-needed summer camp season.  And when it comes to driving registrations, you can’t beat free advertising.

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Topics: social media strategy, blogging, summer camps, COVID-19