How to post summer camps to KidsOutAndAbout's summer camp calendar
It is free to post camps to the KidsOutAndAbout Summer Camp Calendar!
If you are not listed on KidsOutAndAbout yet, first get listed!
1) Get yourself a personal login account (upper right-hand corner of any KOA page or click here.)
2) From your new My Account page, click Add Organization.
3) As soon as we see your information on our admin desk, we'll approve it for viewing by the public or get back to you with questions. (You can add activities before the organization is publicly visible.)
Now, once you are listed...
If camps were posted in previous years:
It's especially easy to post if your camps were on our calendar last year. In that case, just do the following:
2) From your My Account page, you'll see a link to your main organization listing. Click on it.
3) You'll see an Activity tab. Click that and you'll see all of your past activities.
4) Click on last year's camp to see the details.
5) Hit the Clone link at the top.
6) Change the relevant info & dates. Remember, all of the dates that the camp is offered should be clicked in the calendar, not just the first or last date.
7) Hit Save!
To enter brand-new camps:
1) Log in.
2) Go to the Add Camp form
3) Complete the form. Remember, all of the dates that the camp is offered should be clicked in the calendar, not just the first or last date.
4) Hit Save!
What if my summer program is really a once-per-week class, not a full-day camp?
If what you're offering is a specialty program that is just offered as a summer series, post it as a camp, even if it might be more properly classified as a class. It will get a lot more attention that way; parents shop for summer programs on our camp calendar. Our class calendar is used much more for during-the-school-year programs.
If you want to cut down on your data entry, you can enter ONE camp listing for the entire summer, with the title of the camp being something like "Summer Camp at Camp _____." You'd paste in a LOT of data about your various camp weeks in the long description. Then you'd click all of the dates in the entire summer on which you're holding camp. And whoosh, hit the save button, and you're done.
But if you want to be more effectively enticingly in front of parents, you can post each different camp, and/or each different themed week, as a separate camp. If our readers (85% parents, 15% grandparents, 82% women) see that you're offering Superhero Camp and Fairy Flower Camp and Middle School Adventure Camp listed separately on our calendar, that really makes the point that you have lots of rich offerings; those titles catch parents' eye more effectively. And to make it easier: You can enter the first camp, then hit the Clone link, change the details and dates, and Save for the second camp, hit the Clone link again, and so on. That saves time.
Doing more work has its own rewards. It all depends upon the time you have available and tolerance for yet another form. We've tried to make it as painless as possible.