Twitter speaks its own language. Trying to pick up the lingo is a lot like trying to learn Klingon -super hard.
Fortunately, you don’t have to do it all on your own. There are plenty of summer camps out there that have learned to speak Twitter – and to speak it fluently.
If you’re in need of some help, follow these 8 camps. (And also these 10 camps.) You’ll find loads of inspiration – ideas for posts, how you can use memes and GIFs to earn some more clicks, and ways to engage even when summer is months away.
1. Kanakuk Kamps (Branson, MO)
Since 1926, Kanakuk Kamps in southeast Missouri has welcomed more than 450,000 campers. And the camp has earned a reputation as one of the country’s top Christian camps. On Twitter, Kanakuk is super active, dishing up inspirational quotes, high-quality camp photos, and entertaining promo videos. If you’re looking for some camp Twitter marketing inspiration – you’ll find plenty here.
2. Tripp Lake Camp (Poland, ME)
Located on the picturesque shores of Tripp Pond, this camp for girls has been offering fun-filled summers since 1911. Not only is scenery gorgeous, Tripp Lake Camp gets Twitter marketing. Follow Tripp Lake Camp on Twitter for ideas for using your archive photos in creative ways and for humorous camp-inspired blogs and photos.
3. Camp Weequahic (Lakewood, PA)
Camp Weequahic offers the ultimate Pennsylvania camp experience: Beautiful scenery, ideal weather, and a wide-ranging menu of camp activities. From traditional activities like Arts and Crafts to contemporary programs like Robotics and Skateboarding, fun is always on tap at Weequahic. On Twitter, Weequahic serves up tons of inspiration: Like high-quality activities photos that will transport you back to summer and year-round marketing ideas.
4. Camp Friendship (Palmyra, VA)
Tucked into the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Camp Friendship is a co-ed overnight camp that’s been hosting campers since 1966. At Camp Friendship, fun is the name of the game. Campers spend their summers engaged in a variety of programs – from horseback riding to video production and everything in between. Follow Camp Friendship on Twitter for awesome programming photos, fun seasonal marketing ideas, and the occasional camp-inspired video.
5. French Woods Camp (Hancock, NY)
French Woods is one of the country’s top performing arts camps. Heck, Zooey Deschanel and Adam Levine are alums, and the camp even got a recent shout-out on the reboot of Will & Grace. And the camp’s Twitter feed is full of wonderful marketing inspiration. Get ideas for making alumni updates, sharing helpful camp resources, and posting fun camp videos and photos.
6. Sail Caribbean (British Virgin Islands)
A camp that offers sailing in exotic destinations, scuba diving, and marine biology… Sounds like the ultimate adventure, right? Well, since 1979, Sail Caribbean has offered just that – an adventure-based curriculum that takes campers to parts unknown. Check out their Twitter feed for incredible onboard photos, scuba updates from the camp’s exotic destinations – if you’re looking for some ideas, you’ll find plenty here.
7. Camp Tall Timbers (High View, WV)
Located in the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Camp Tall Timbers’ rustic landscape has been campers’ summer home for more than 45 years. On Twitter, Camp Tall Timbers is worth a follow for some awesome programming photos, seasonal marketing ideas, and ideas for marketing registration and staff recruitment.
8. Camp Fletcher (Bessemer, AL)
Camp Fletcher has served campers in central Alabama since 1926, and the camp’s beautiful 300-acre plot of pristine woods is the perfect summer home for youngsters. At Camp Fletcher, kids not only get the classic camp experience – they’re also introduced to leadership training and educational programs. Check out Camp Fletcher’s Twitter feed marketing ideas for alumni meet-ups and community service events, as well as fun year-round camp photos.
…That’s All Folks
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Until next time!