What media should I post for summer camp on social media websites?
- Pictures. Make sure you post pictures throughout out the camp trip. You should have two different strategies when it comes to pictures.
- Only post the best of the best each day. Tag people if you can. If you can post them at different times during the day, that works better than all at once.
- You should have a place where you can collect all the pictures from the week. We suggest using – http://www.zangzing.com. It is a great tool that you can easily share pictures from the week of camp. Kids or parents can upload their picture to the group (your camp trip). You have full control on what it shared. You can approve or not approve any of the picture being uploaded before they go “live” to the world.
- Videos. Think short and simple. We are not asking for an Oscar winning performance for cinematography. The bus is a noisy place to try to take a video. If you want to bring a video, bring an external mic you can plug into your camera or phone. Viddy app for the iPhone is great way to make sure your videos are short. Viddy only lets you post videos that are 15 seconds or shorter.
- Status updates. Keep your status updates to 120 characters or less if using Twitter. That way they can be easily retweet by others. If you are only using your Facebook page, you can have longer status updates.
- Check Ins. I suggest using Foursquare for check ins. It is the best tool out there for check ins. You can also use Facebook’s places to check in, but it does not work as well. Here are some places to check in on the way to and from camp: eating places along the way, state boarder lines, when you arrive at the camp, when you leave camp to come back home, etc.
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