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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

Don’t Give Up: 6 Ideas for Delayed, Abbreviated, or Online Summer Camp

Posted by Jason Mellet on Apr 24, 2020 5:00:00 PM

The COVID-19 crisis has launched a temporary, socially-distanced way of life. Extra precautions at camp will be both wise and appreciated by your loyal families. But what if camp is delayed? What if on-site activities have to be canceled altogether? 

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Topics: Summer Camp, regulations, COVID-19

These 5 Summer Camp Social Media Ideas Drive Enrollment For Free

Posted by Jason Mellet on Apr 21, 2020 5:10:11 PM

Social media is a huge driver for summer camp enrollment.  You can build a community, exchange photos and feedback with parents, and remind everyone that camp is on the way. 

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Topics: social media strategy, summer camps

Share These 8 Creative Games for Youth With Cooped Up Camp Families

Posted by Jason Mellet on Mar 30, 2020 12:35:43 PM

This pandemic has us all cooped up. It isn’t time for summer camp yet (darn it), but the best way to make sure all this social distancing saves our summer is to stay at home!

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Topics: COVID-19

Social Distancing and Summer Camp: Prepare For the Summer 2020 Season

Posted by Jason Mellet on Mar 30, 2020 12:28:04 PM

By the time the summer camp 2020 season arrives, many parents and children will have been cooped up in social distancing and self-isolation for months.  The open-aired freedom of your program is a welcome dream for stir-crazy camp families. We all hope it can become a reality, too.

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Topics: regulations, COVID-19

Stay Connected With Camp Families During Quarantine and Isolation

Posted by Jason Mellet on Mar 24, 2020 2:22:45 PM

With the daily media coverage of COVID-19, camp families will naturally wonder how this will affect their lives in the coming months. Open communication from your camp is incredibly important at this time.

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Topics: COVID-19

Bring Camp Home! 7 Indoor Physical Activities for Kids During COVID-19

Posted by Jason Mellet on Mar 23, 2020 12:30:44 PM

It’s not easy to be stuck at home—especially on weekdays when kids would normally be off at school, and parents would be getting stuff done.  Social distancing due to COVID-19 has rocked that boat hard.  We’re all stressed, worried about how long this will continue, and probably getting a little stir crazy.  

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Topics: summer camps, health trends, COVID-19

Measles and Regulated Summer Camps

Posted by Mariah Swigart on Aug 21, 2019 12:09:50 PM

Summer is an exciting time for kids, as school gives way to freedom and the prospect of going off to a camp.  Nowadays, there is an ever-growing variety of camp options ranging from traditional choices to sport or activity focused experiences, such as horseback riding or junior chef camps.  For parents, the wide array of options can prove to be difficult to choose from. 

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Topics: Summer Camp, American Camp Association, measles, regulations, health trends