For many business owners, Google Analytics is one of those technology terms that hovers out there, intimidatingly. It’s something you know you should be keeping up with better—like flossing or meditating—but it’s easier just to avoid it altogether.
But waiting has its pitfalls. Check out our 3 reasons not to wait any longer. Continue reading
Much of the world is going on Spring Break this month, and even if this cultural phenomenon doesn’t apply to you, it doesn’t mean you don’t need it! Did you at least honor last weekend’s National Day of Unplugging? A thousand brownie points to you if you did!
Unplugging is a difficult practice for anyone, but especially for business owners. The fact that you’re a business owner (and a kids activity organizer) actually means you need it even more. Continue reading
In honor of Valentine’s Day and camp directors, staff, counselors and attendees everywhere, we’re spending Valentine’s week sharing love stories that started at camp. Long-distance romance is a common theme in camp relationships. And, as you’ll see, when it’s time for a wedding, camp is often the perfect place to make it official.
We asked couples who’d met at camp to tell us why they think camp is a great place to meet a life partner and how camp itself helped seal the deal. We think you’ll find these stories as heartwarming as we do. Continue reading
One of the hardest things about running a camp or business can be finding time to focus on your business framework itself. To plan and strategize. To learn new technology. To refresh your marketing tools. To broaden your customer base.
As we move into a reflective holiday season, now is a great time to start examining your progress in 2016 and shaping your plans for the coming year. You may find answers by asking the right questions. Continue reading
When it comes to camp, schools, programs and events, seasonality is everything. Though spring and summer are abuzz with activities for kids, the cold weather doesn’t have to slow down your efforts. Fall and winter can bring a lot more than holiday cheer to your business. The holidays are a great time to drive registrations and build brand engagement with current and future campers or students.
Here are some of the best ways we’ve found to make the most of the holiday season: Continue reading
Blogging is one of those things that sounds easy until about the third week. Then you can’t think of anything to write. You’re discouraged because you have no traffic or comments. Writing is SO hard…and takes so much time. And, most demotivating of all– nothing terrible seems to happen when you don’t blog.
SO, WHY BLOG? Continue reading
Summer camps and programs may be in session, but right on the heels of this session will come another one…and another one…and so on. Every season and session brings with it the same concerns: Continue reading
For some, the words “Google,” and “mobile” mean OPPORTUNITY. (Nobody likes deadlines). For others, these words strike terror in their hearts:
- Deadlines subtly imply that something terrible–death?–could happen if you don’t cross the finish line on time
- Mobile is awesome! (Unless your website isn’t mobile-enabled)
- Yay for Google! (Unless Google is keeping you off the first search results page. If that’s happening, check out our 3-part blog series on Getting Found in Google)
If these words don’t make you smile, we hate to be the bearer of bad news. But we also want to make sure you’re ready for the soon-to-happen moment these three concepts collide: Continue reading
Are people reading your emails? Or are your messages sitting ignored in the corner of inboxes? Not being noticed brings back awkward junior high memories for us, so we decided to put together a list of ways your emails can grab the attention of your campers’ parents (aka the popular crowd).
Email subject lines are the first thing people see and, therefore, are really, really important. It’s easy to switch up the words you use in subject lines and see which get the highest open rates, so try these 10 ideas and see if any finally get your emails the attention they deserve. Continue reading
We’re prejudiced, we know! But we think Camarin Wanamaker’s Mobile Millennial Mom session is one of the hottest #ACANat15 sessions this year. If you missed it, you can still get access to Camarin’s valuable data. Download the Infographic now! Continue reading