Raleigh Summer Camps

Raleigh Summer Camps

F. A. Q.
The most comprehensive listing of summer camps in Raleigh.

Home Raleigh Summer Camps  Add Your Camp Raleigh Summer Camps F. A. Q. Raleigh Summer Camps Contact Us Raleigh Summer Camps Partners Raleigh Summer Camps Durham Summer Camps

F. A. Q. for Parents

F. A. Q. for Camp Directors

F. A. Q. for Parents



How can parents save money when enrolling their child in a summer camp?
• #1 Register early to take full advantage of all early-bird discounts!
• #2 ASK if they have scholarships, financial aid or a sliding scale.
• #3 Offer to volunteer at camp for a reduced or free camper registration.
• #4 Ask friends of your child(ren) to register together for a group discount.


[Back to Top]




How can parents prepare their children for attending their first summer camp?

1) Day camps are more fun when children know at least one other camper who will be attending. Don't assume that they will be in the same group, let the camp director know your preferences when you initially register your child.
2) If a camp facility is open when you register for camp, take a tour. If not, take a virtual tour of the facility through looking on their website. The more familiar your child is with the environment, the less overwhelming he/she will feel.
3) Watch videos and look at photos of other campers having fun at camp. Look on the camp website and Google the camp name for additional postings.
4) Print out the camp schedule for your child to read about a typical day at camp---from the meals, free time, activities, to the bedtime routines.
5) For residential camps, make sure that this isn’t the first time your child will be sleeping away from home. Let them practice overcoming their separation anxiety with a couple of sleep-overs with friends or family before going to a residential camp. Write a letter (or email) to the camp director with any questions.



[Back to Top]




How do parents find if a summer camp has had any complaints filed against them?
• Look up the camp on the Better Business Bureau for any grievances. (BBB.org)
• Ask your friends through social media (Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, etc.) if they have had any positive or negative experiences with the camp. Your friends will tell you!



[Back to Top]




When should teens start sending in their resumes to camp directors for summer jobs?

• NOW. Don't wait. With the high levels of unemployment, there will be a tremendous competition for jobs. Send follow-up emails and make phone calls to show your interest. Camp Directors want fun camp counselors who campers will enjoy being around, while also respecting and obeying them. The more experience you have working with kids, the better. Volunteer with your local schools, YMCA, churches, scouts, and other civic organizations to build your experience levels.



[Back to Top]



What qualities should parents look for in a great summer camp?
• A high percentage of returning campers shows that the campers had fun last year.
• A low camper-to-counselor ratio. 10:1 is good. 5:1 is great!
• Staff trained in CPR, first aid skills, and conflict resolution techniques.
• Low staff-turnover shows good experience.




[Back to Top]




What different types of summer camps are there?

• Arts Camps
• Sports Camps
• Academic Camps
• Church Camps
• Specialty Camps



[Back to Top]




If my child takes medication during the school year, should my child take it for summer camp?
• First, consult with your child's pediatrician before ever deciding to stop treating your child with any medication.
• Most children with allergy, asthma, diabetes, attention and impulsivity conditions are not "healed" during the summer months. Many times it can be worse with the heat, additional exercise, and being outside. Children with medical issues usually need special treatment to help them enjoy their summer camp experience the most.
• For children who take medication for their attention or impulsivity, it can be especially hard for them to listen to instructions, get along with peers, and control their impulses when they are not on medication.


[Back to Top]





F. A. Q. for Camp Directors 



How long do the listings appear on RaleighSummerCamps.org?

-Until December 31, 2014


[Back to Top]


How are the Basic, Deluxe and Complete listings different?

-A Basic Listing shows the Camp Name and Phone number for $199.


-A Deluxe Listing shows : Camp Name
Contact Name
Camp Phone number(s)
Camp Fax number
Link to Email address
Link to Website
Color logo, with link to website (Max. is 250 x 250 pixels)
$399

-A Complete Listing shows: Camp Name
Contact Name
Camp Phone number(s)
Camp Fax number
Link to Email address
Link to Website
Color logo, with link to website (250 x 250 pixels)
200 character description 
Up to 3 video links! (Youtube or commercials)
$599  



[Back to Top]

Do you really provide a 100% money-back guarantee?
Yes. We want you to spend your advertising dollars the best way that generates sales for your summer camp. We feel confident that you will receive more traffic from our online directory than any other paid advertising source, so we guarantee our service. If you can show that you have received more website referrals to your site from a different advertising source, you will receive 100% refund. We simply ask for a Google Analytics report to show that another advertiser has brought you more traffic referrals than our site by the end of your summer camp season.

[Back to Top]


How do I include my color logo on my listing?

- After you purchase a Deluxe or Complete listing, be sure to email your logo
as an attached file to: Scott@SummerCampDirectories.com.


[Back to Top]


Who can I contact for questions or updates to my listing?

-Email Scott Ertl at: Scott@SummerCampDirectories.com

[Back to Top]



What is Google Analytics? 
There are other websites that provide this same services, but this is free. All you have to
do is have your webmaster enter some HTML code on your first page of your
website to install an invisible counter that starts tracking your visitors. You can find all
websites that refer traffic to your website and even how long they stay on your website.
Visit:  Google Analytics to get started and find how to best use your advertising dollars.


[Back to Top]


Is it better to advertise on national or state-wide websites?
Great question! National marketing definitely has its advantages--especially when
you are trying to draw campers from outside your state. Websites like ACAcamps.org
and SummerCamps.com provide adequate national summer camp options. Since the
overwhelming majority of campers travel less than 3 hours to attend a summer camp,
most camps do their best marketing when they focus on campers within that radius.
CarolinaSummerCamps.com provides ten regional summer camp directories for
parents to find the summer camp options closest to them in North Carolina.

[Back to Top]

Home Raleigh Summer Camps  Add Your Camp Raleigh Summer Camps F. A. Q. Raleigh Summer Camps Contact Us  Raleigh Summer Camps  Winston-Salem Summer Camps