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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

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

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

8 Benefits of Summer Camp

Posted by Christa Melnyk Hines on Jun 24, 2019 10:40:36 AM

Hi, Jason here from Camps With friends! As I'm new to the summer camp industry I'm always looking for great articles that will help me understand the summer camp industry a little bit better.

In this article 8 Great ways your child can grow from the experience, I picked up a lot of great nuggets which would help motivate me as a parent to look for new summer camps for my 2 girls ( Kiera & Scarlet ) who are 9 & 6 respectively.

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Topics: Summer Camp, American Camp Association, community, Adventure Camp, summer camps

The Best Summer Camps In the USA ( Drone Videos ). Part 2

Posted by Jason Mellet on Jun 20, 2019 8:13:23 AM

An aerial drone view of your favorite summer camp isn't often what you get to see when you drop your kids off at Summer Camp. We've compiled a few amazing videos from some of America's favorite Summer Camp Venues. We had such an incredible response to the Part 1 blog we've decided to do this part 2.

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Topics: summer camps, maine teen camp, drone videos, Camp Takajo, liberty guides, the mountain, cheley colorado, camp eagle, international sports training camp

HOW BEING A CAMP COUNSELOR MADE ME A BETTER MEDICAL STUDENT

Posted by Dr. Jessa Miller on May 28, 2019 10:10:45 AM

BY DR. JESSA MILLER

While the majority of my pre-med classmates spent their undergraduate summers working in research labs and shadowing physicians, I was off playing Euchre with 10-year-olds and teaching canoeing classes. From the ages of 14 to 21, I spent every summer at Ann Arbor YMCA Camp Al-Gon-Quian.

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Topics: blogging, summer camps, Guest Post

5 All-Boys Summer Camps in the Northeast

Posted by Mariah Swigart on May 15, 2019 1:12:44 PM
Integrity, honesty, compassion, and respect are all familiar concepts to the boys attending Camp Takajo. This camp in Maine uses a system of twelve Arch Ideals to teach positive character traits through their engaging summer camp program.
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Topics: Summer Camp, American Camp Association, summer camps, all boys summer camps, Camp Takajo, Camp O-AT-KA, Birch Rock, Camp Greylock For Boys, Camp Sangamon for Boys, Boys Only

The Best Summer Camps In the USA As Seen From Above. ( Drone Videos )

Posted by Jason Mellet on May 6, 2019 1:26:59 PM

 An aerial drone view of your favorite summer camp isn't often what you get to see when you drop your kids off at Summer Camp. We've compiled a few amazing videos from some of America's favorite Summer Camp Venues.

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Topics: summer camps, maine teen camp, drone videos, virginia outside, camp kupugani, French Woods Sports and Arts Center, Camp Olympia

Adventure Awaits - Why send your kids to an adventure camp?

Posted by Mariah Swigart on Apr 30, 2019 12:13:52 PM

In today’s world of modern technology, children need an extra push to enjoy and find adventure in the outdoors. That is where adventurous summer camps can be a vital part of childhood development.  These adventure-based summer camps build the focus, confidence, and sportsmanship in kids which is best learned through practice. Here’s how such outdoor adventure camps accomplish growth and make a monumental impact in the campers. 

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Topics: Summer Camp, Adventure Camp, summer camps, colorado camps