Your favorite club is the kind you hold? Instant best friend.
You know what “deke” means? Instant best friend.
That one aunt calling a basket a touchdown drives you crazy, too? Instant best friend.
Whether bonding comes from being equally opinionated on grass versus turf or from matching grass stains on your shorts, being at sports camp means making great friends fast. Sharing enthusiasm over a common interest and a common goal when competing makes for great, quick friendships.
Escaping the “Comfort Bubble”
Everyone has trapped themselves inside the “comfort bubble” at some point, trying only the things they know they’ll like. The problem with that? No one tries anything new, even if it could become their number one passion!
Sports camp fixes that. Campers each come with their own skillset and interests, as do the staff. But when everyone shares their favorite games, moves or plays, they all learn a little more. It’s a chance to get outside their comfort zone surrounded by others doing the same. What better way to burst that bubble?
Memories that Last a Lifetime
Bunking with strangers. Eating s’mores at oh dark thirty. The cool coach you couldn’t wait to correct you. Grinning when you first complete that tricky drill. Jumping in the lake to cool off on a hot day. Literally running into your new best friend. Cramming 15 people on a bench at lunch. The end of the summer when you wish for anything you were back at camp because, for all the sweat, dirt, and long days, you wouldn’t trade your experience for anything.
With all benefits of attending a summer sports camp, why would you not go? It’s so easy!
1. Find your camp, whether that means attending that camp your friend loved last summer, looking through Yelp reviews for the best, or getting a recommendation from a coach.
2. Sign up! Find out how your program handles registrations. If you’re lucky, they’ll have a quick and easy online way to sign up.
3. Get ready for the best summer of your life! As you pack, check our forgotten essentials list and your camp’s communications to see if there’s anything special you need to bring. Enjoy!
Camp Network is excited to announce our Camp Counselor Appreciation Scholarship Program!
Camp Network’s rapid growth over the last several years has allowed us to establish a Camp Counselor Appreciation Scholarship for rising college freshman. The winning recipients will receive $1,000 scholarships for their college tuition. Camp staffs across the country sacrifice their time and energy each year and we would like to reward a select few counselors that exhibit the following characteristics: Humility, Passion, Unity, Servanthood, and Thankfulness.
How To Apply
Please create a short, exciting video (3-5 minutes max) that explains your experience as a camp counselor, how you exhibit the 5 qualities above, and how you intend to use your college degree.
Upload your video to DropBox.com, YouTube, Vimeo, or another reputable file sharing service (make sure the visibility is set to public).
To submit your application send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include your full name, school year, name of the college you plan to or are already attending, and a link to your video.
Note: By submitting this form you agree to allow Camp Network to use your video for promotional purposes.
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the application deadline?
The deadline for entry is November 1, 2016, 11:59 pm EST.
When will the scholarship funds be available?
The funds will be available for semesters starting in 2017.
Are these scholarships renewable?
No, it is a single semester scholarship. New scholarships will be available each year.
How are the winners determined?
The winning submissions will be applicants who exemplify the qualities above and have a track record of helping others.
When will winners be selected? How will they be notified?
Winners will be selected by December 31, 2016. Camp Network will notify the winners by email. In the event the winners do not respond within 72 hours of the initial contact attempt a new winner will be chosen.
What about eligibility verification?
Prior to collecting the scholarship award the winners will be required to verify their school status, GPA, and other eligibility requirements.
How can the scholarship be used?
The funds may be used for tuition at an accredited university or used to cover other educational expenses at an accredited university.
20 Ways to use social media for your camp
The camp season is officially underway! With registrations still pouring in, we thought it would be helpful to share our favorite social media tips (courtesy of Forbes):
1. Choose the right platform
2. Use analytics
3. Post timely
4. Build a relationship
5. Use images
6. Make social media special
7. Only bite off as much as you can chew
8. Don’t treat it like a personal site
9. Hire a social media manager
10. Know when to call it quits
11. Build business alliances
12. Don’t entertain the trolls
13. Don’t sync your phone
14. Don’t use it as a sales platform
15. Flesh out your profile
16. Build social media into your business plan
17. Make fans want to see your posts
18. Make it easy to share
19. Strike a personal/professional balance
20. Grammar matters
Camp Network provides online registration, website design, and marketing for camps, clinics, tournaments, and more. We work with some of the biggest universities and organizations in the country because we offer a quick, simple, and an extremely affordable solution. We automate the whole registration process so you and your staff can focus on running the event.