Summer Camp Live Hosts Special Online Event to Enhance the Camp Search Process for Parents and Teens
Summer Camp Live, the world's only virtual camp fair, is hosting an upcoming special live event for overnight camps April 10, 2014. During this live event, overnight camps will "exhibit" their offerings virtually while interacting with parents and campers in real time in the most advanced, interactive experience available today.
Miami, FL (PRWEB) March 26, 2014
With summer fast approaching, Summer Camp Live, the world's only virtual camp fair, is hosting a special event for overnight camps April 10, 2014 from 1-8 p.m. EST. During this live event, overnight summer camps, also known as "residential camps," will showcase their offerings via virtual booths while interacting with parents and campers who seek camp information and questions answered in real time. Parents and campers can sign up right online here.
“Our live virtual environment is revolutionizing the way parents and campers from around the world connect with summer camps and summer programs in the most advanced online camp fair experience available today. There are almost limitless camp options and our virtual fair is the perfect medium between participating camps and parents who want to make the best, most informed decision,” said Felipe Ospina, managing partner at Summer Camp Live.
According to Ospina, there are several factors involved in searching for and deciding on the right camp that parents and campers may never have considered. For example, parents should research the various camp “theme” options available, transportation requirements to and from camp, ideal camp start dates, and all costs involved before deciding on a camp. In addition, parents can perform further due diligence by requesting references, calling prospective camps and chatting live, via text or video, with camp directors.
For those parents who are still uncertain about sending their kids to camp, Summer Camp Live wishes to educate consumers on the “goodness of camp” and suggests parents research the many benefits of the camp experience for children. Once parents learn, for example, that there is a connection between summer camp and education and that studies have shown that kids who go to summer camp are better prepared to perform well in school and in life, they may feel more assured about sending their kids to camp.
Summer Camp Live is affiliated with the American Camp Association (ACA), a community of camp professionals who share knowledge and experience, help ensure the quality of camp programs, and work to preserve, promote, and improve the camp experience. Summer Camp Live recently attended and exhibited at the ACA’s Tri State CAMP Conference, the largest annual gathering of camp professionals in the world with over three thousand participants, held in Atlantic City, NJ from March 18-21, 2014.
Vicky di Colloredo-Mels, a former banker who left the industry in search of new and exciting opportunities, founded Summer Camp Live in 2012. With a background in education and a desire to create a career path she was passionate about, di Colloredo-Mels, a mother of two teens, was introduced to the summer camp industry by a friend. She was amazed at how a camp experience can positively affect the life of a child and in turn affect society as a whole.
Based on her own experience, di Colloredo-Mels found it costly and time consuming for camps and parents to attend physical camp fairs around the country. Furthermore, she saw how difficult and limited it was to search for information on the thousands of camp options. "That's how Summer Camp Live was born. We wanted it to be the platform to bridge the gap between camps and parents and campers from different backgrounds and cultures around the world who wish to find the ideal summer camp or summer program," said di Colloredo-Mels.
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