Frequently Asked Questions
1. How much does a camp listing cost?
Standard Membership – 1 Listing per year – $50
2. Do you offer discounts for more than one camp listing?
Yes – Businesses that have multiple camps (i.e. locations, activities, names, etc.) and would like to list their camps separately can take advantage of our subscription discount packages. (Please contact us for pricing on our multi-discount packages).
3. Do you offer Featured listings?
Yes – “Featured” camp listings show up in the slider panel at the top of the page. A “Featured Listing” includes a 50 character headline, photo, and link to your full page listing. The rate for a “Feature Listing” will be an additional $50. You will have the option to add a featured listing on the payment page.
4. How do I pay for my Ad Listing?
Payments can be made online via PayPal (Credit/Debit card or Bank Transfer). To pay by check, continue with your listing to the payment page and click “cancel and return to Maryland Summer Camps Directory“. We will receive your listing and send you mailing instructions. Your listing will go “live” (pending approval) after payment is received.
5. What is included in a listing and what are the special features?
Below are the fields included in the full page camp listing. In addition to the fields below, your listing will also include a contact form with spam control, a map of your camp location, an enlarged photo slide show (up to 8 photos) as well as a link to your website.
(Please note: Please do not enter ad copy or copy/paste in HTML…it will not translate. Use Microsoft word format.)
A “TAG” is essentially a keyword used to describe your camp or your camps activities. TAGS will help your camp’s visibility when visitors search our site. TAGS should be separated with commas and without quotes. (i.e. baseball, swimming, summer camp, day camp, Baltimore, etc.) The more descriptive TAGS, the better!
7. What does “camp type” mean?
Camp type means the primary types of activity. (i.e. – Academic, Arts, General, Nature, Special Needs, Sports). This information will also be shown under the “Feature” photo on the slide bar (optional). Please note: The “activities” field is where you would enter ALL of the activities offered (i.e. dance, swimming, basketball, music, etc.)
8. What are the required fields?
You only need to fill in fields marked with an asterisk (*). However, the more information you can provide, the better, as your camp will most likely show up in more searches (on our website, as well as search engines such as Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc.)
9. My website link is not working. How do I fix it?
When filling in your website address, please type the entire URL – (i.e. http://yoursummercamp.com). If you do not type in the “http://” the link will NOT work!
10. How many photos can I add to my listing?
You may add up to 8 photos or graphics (.jpeg, .jpg or .gif – each image must be under 1,024k in file size). Please make sure your first photo is your best photo as this is the photo which will show up as a thumbnail photo in our listings (including the featured ads which rotate on our home page). Square images work the best…horizontal images are better than vertical images for the first image. All subsequent images can be any dimension! (Featured Listings work best in a 300 x 300 format). You can also use descriptive text for each photo. (Please use the name of your camp/business for the first primary photo.)
11. I can’t log in with my password. What is wrong?
If you are using Internet Explorer 6 you will not be able to use our site. You will need to upgrade to IE 7 or 8, or try using the Firefox browser. If this is not the issue, try deleting your web history (cache) and “cookies”. For more about this see these articles:
- Internet Explorer: Blocking or Allowing Cookies
- Firefox: Blocking or Allowing Cookies
- How to delete history (cache) in web browsers
12. What does “Poster” mean?
Poster is the name of the person or camp that adds a listing to our website. (Please use the name of your camp, school or related business as your “username”). This will help us identify you in our system.
13. How do I edit my listing and/or poster profile?
You can edit your listing at any time by going to the “Member’s Area/Dashboard” after “Login”. Go to “Manage Ads” or the “Members Area/Dashboard”. Click on the pencil icon to edit your listing. When making changes, be sure to press the “UPDATE AD” button after editing is complete. (If you do not press this button your changes will not take effect!) To update your poster profile click on “Member Profile”.
14. How do I renew my listing?
You will only be able to renew your listing “through the website” once your listing has expired. To renew an expired account, log in with your username and password and go to “Member’s Area/Dashboard”. Click on “RELIST AD” under the trash can. This will take you to the payment area. You will also see the “Featured Listing” option on the payment page. (You do not need a PayPal account to use this service. Pay by credit/debit card or bank transfer. PayPal will send you a receipt.)
Note: To help with the renewal process and to keep your listing active, we will now be generating online invoices, for electronic payments/transfers and mailing instructions for payments by check. Your listing will extend/renew after payment is received. If you account has expired, you will not be able to update your ad listing until payment is received.
15. Can I list my camp or program under more than one category?
Yes – You can list your camp in more than one category (geographic or type – day or overnight) at no extra charge (must be the same camp). Please list all geographical areas in the description field and we will copy them to all additional areas when we approve your listing.
16. Can I suggest a camp category?
Yes – However, we will not add additional categories until we have more camps in our database. Please use our contact form to suggest an additional camp category.
17. How do I submit press releases?
All advertisers can send press releases at any time. Please use our contact form to submit a press release. We will post the release for you. IMPORTANT! We can ONLY accept press releases in a Microsoft word format.
18. How can I get in touch with Maryland-SummerCamps.Com?
Please email us via our contact form. We will do our best to get back to you within 24 hours (or 48 hours during weekends).