Joining Summer-Daycamps.com

Summer-Daycamps.com is confident we will be able to increase exposure for your residential day camp. Sign up now to ADD YOUR CAMP to the largest online summer day camp directory in the world!


Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Summer-Daycamps.com?

Summer-Daycamps.com is a directory of kids and teen summer day camps. Summer-Daycamps.com does not operate any summer programs ourself.

2. Why join Summer-Daycamps.com?

There are two main reasons to join Summer-Daycamps.com: 1) traffic (site visitors); and, 2) quality traffic.

Traffic: Summer-Daycamps.com works with Internet specialists to ensure our Web site receives a large number of visitors. We are in all of the major directories (Yahoo, MSN, Netscape, AOL, etc.), use targeted performance based search engines (Overture, Google, FindWhat), and partner with a number of related websites.

Quality Traffic: Summer-Daycamps.com provides each program with an extensive listing page that lists important features as well as photos and a detailed description in the program's own words. Unlike searchers at general sites such as Google or Yahoo, Summer-Daycamps.com visitors have detailed information about your program before deciding to click to your website.

3. Which programs are eligible to join Summer-Daycamps.com?

Summer-Daycamps.com only lists quality day camps. Programs that are not exclusively for day campers may list free-of-charge on our partner site www.mysummercamps.com. Summer-Daycamps.com maintains the right to refuse to list any program in our directory. Summer-Daycamps.com will not accept listings for any hate groups or organizations that discriminate on the basis of race or religion. Single religion programs are both invited and acceptable as long as they are categorized as such.

4. What administration features are available?

With Summer-Daycamps.com you can update the listings of your programs over the Internet any time you want. Summer-Daycamps.com also provides online statistics reporting the number of times visitors view each program listing page and click thru to your site. Additional advanced features are always under development and will be automatically added as they become available.

With Summer-Daycamps.com you have the option to be as hand-on as you like. We can use material off your web site to generate the listing page, or you can do it all yourself with our online tools.

5. How much does it cost to join Summer-Daycamps.com?

Listing Advertising Options - Price Term
  • Premium Listing - $300 annual
  • Additional Listings - $149 each annual

Display Advertising Options - Price Term
  • Badge Ad on Home Page - $500 annual
  • Badge Ad on Category Page - $250 annual
  • Featured Programs/Expandable on Home Page - $700 annual
  • Featured Programs/Expandable on Category Page - $350 annual

Features Paid Membership
Show Camp Information, Accreditations, and Accommodations
300 Word Camp Description
Unlimited Camp Description
No Ads Displayed on Detailed Page
Higher Placement in listings
Camp Logo Diplayed in Listings and Detailed Page
Slideshow of up to 20 Pictures
Google Video streaming on Detailed Page
Campers can Request Information using CampRequest Service
Link Directly to Camp Website from Listing and Detailed Page
Track Statistics

6. What are the listing specifications?

Summer-Daycamps.com listings contain basic information (program name, participant ages, etc.), detailed description, 1 logo, upto 20 photos, and more.

Each listing page can be listed in a category (e.g. Academic or Sports). While program managers can suggest categories, final choice is made by Summer-Daycamps.com editors. In addition, we reserve the right to re-arrange categories. If your organization offers more than one different type of program you can mention them all on a single profile page, but it can be only linked into the directory for one category. If want to be listed in more categories, you need to purchase additonal profile pages.

Profile pages can be listed in any U.S. or Canadian city. If your program operates in more locations, they can be each added at additional cost.

7. How do I add Google Video to my Detailed Page?

If you have a Paid Membership you have the ability to add Google Video to your Detailed Page. Here are some quick instructions to get you started with Google Video. First go to http://video.google.com/ On the right hand side you can sign in, and below that there is a link to create a new account. You may need to validate your account using the email address you signed up with. Once you've created your account and logged in, you will be able to upload videos.

On the right hand column, near the top, there is an area called My Videos with two links. The first is Upload Videos, where you can post new videos online, the second is Uploaded Videos, where you can view and modify the videos you already have online.

Upload your video and enter in all the relevant information. It may take a few minutes to upload, depending on the size of the video. The largest you can upload is 100MB, so make sure your video is smaller than that. After you've uploaded your video, login in to Summer-DayCamps.com and modify any one of your camps. Near the bottom of the modify form, just before the pictures, is a place to enter your Google Video docId.

Add Streaming Video To add streaming video to your listing, you need to first upload it to Google Video. Then update the "docId" when you are adding or modifying a camp. To delete a video, enter 0.

How to Find docId
  1. Load your google video in a browser
  2. Each Google Video has a URL with the following format:
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-155038520578796219 &hl=en
  3. Copy and paste your Google Video docId marked above in red into the box above.

Screenshot Highlighting docId


This information is also available when you are adding or modifying a camp.

8. How are programs ordered within a category?

Because Summer-Daycamps.com is so easy to use, we have found that all programs within a category receive great exposure.

Still there needs to be some ordering. Summer-Daycamps.com orders listings randomly, with paid listings grouped above free listings.

Summer-Daycamps.com re-orders the listings each night.

9. How do I get more information?

You can email using the Contact Form or call our Programs Director toll-free at 1-877-777-7738.

10. How do I remove the Google Ads from my listing?

All free listings have Google Ads on their detailed pages. If you would like to remove these from your listing, you can pay a small monthly membership.

Paid listings can also take advantage of advanced features such as:
  • Higher placement than free listings
  • adding a camp logo
  • 2 images
  • access to detailed statistics
  • Unlimited length camp description

and more.

To remove the Google Ads from your listing, simply go to the Modify Camp page, select the camp you want to make a payment for, and click the New Payment link.