Flexibility: High 

Social Engagement: High

What’s What: Do you enjoy working with kids? Want to be your own boss? Have a special skill you want to share? Running a kids’ camp checks all those boxes and more. You set the dates, hours, location and details. With a little help, you can attract sign-ups and access a plug-and-play camp registration and payment system. Have fun, meet people and earn some extra money. Share your knowledge of computer programming, sculpting, sewing, soccer, writing or whatever you love to do. Sounds good to us!

Amava Take: ActivityHero is a one-stop-shop for parents looking for camps and classes for kids. They are also experts in helping people run their own small camps, classes and even birthday parties. If you don’t want to invest in a website of your own, you can add photos, schedules, reviews and more.  Listing your business on their site also helps improve your SEO results. Referrals from ActivityHero are the most qualified and likely to enroll in your program. They have over 35,000 camps on their site and more than 2.5 million parents and caregivers logging in.

From the Front Lines:

What kinds of people tend to enjoy running kids’ camps?

People who love working with kids are first on the list. Also, people who have a special passion or expertise for a particular field fit well.

Any tips for first-timers to make it a productive and fulfilling experience?

When you work with ActivityHero, you’re plugging into a successful platform that has experience working with first-time camp operators. 

What’s a typical schedule like?  

Camps aren’t just for summer! School breaks, weekends and even after-school programs have all worked out with the help of ActivityHero.

From the Trenches:  

Why did you decide to run a kids’ camp?

I thought it was a flexible and fun way to earn some money and stay involved with kids and my other interests.

If you’re running a subject-based camp, do you have to have a PhD or even a teaching credential?

I have neither, but I have years of work experience in my field and a desire to share my knowledge with curious kids. That’s all it takes!

What’s the best part of running a camp?

When a camper has a “lightbulb moment.” Also, I can work part-time or just part of the year. 

What does this cost?

A basic listing is free. But, if you want to reach more parents or be on the ActivityHero homepage, you can upgrade. Paid listings are promoted in blogs, email newsletters, social media and other channels to give you the most visibility.  Here’s more information about plans and pricing.

Setting it Up: Create a listing with ActivityHero and get started!