Kids’ Activity Providers: Apply by May 31 to Win a Small Business Grant

ActivityHero announces a Business Grant Contest that will benefit kids’ camp and class providers with over $15,000 in grants. 

If you’re a kids’ activity provider who faces the challenges of being a small business in the competitive Bay Area marketplace, here’s some good news. ActivityHero recently launched a Business Grant Contest to help providers strengthen their customer relationship base and apply to win over $15,000 in grants.

The Prizes

The 2018 Business Grant contest will award over $15,000 in grants and prizes from ActivityHero and its Partners.

  • Grand Prize: Business Grant worth $10,000
  • Silver Prize: Business Grant worth $3,000

In addition, seven Finalists will each receive $500 in services from GoDaddy Website Builder, 4imprint Branded Promotional Products, PsPrint Online Printing Services and ActivityHero Online Marketing.

These services help small businesses look their best and attract more customers.

GoDaddy is a web-hosting platform and domain registrar that serves over 17 million customers while offering award-winning customer service. Build a top-flight website with ease.

4imprint boosts marketing power by providing companies with high-quality products such as water bottles, t-shirts, and booth signage that can be customized to promote their business. They also offer expert art and design consulting services.

PsPrint offers quality printing, graphic design services and affordable prices. Popular items include postcards, posters, flyers and stickers.

ActivityHero is the #1 online marketplace for kids’ camps and classes. Families find and book activities near them and businesses can use ActivityHero’s online registration service on their website for a convenient, seamless experience.

Apply Online by May 31

How to apply:

  1. Make sure your business has a valid ActivityHero listing. You can easily create a listing if you don’t already have one.
  2. Visit https://www.activityhero.com/go/grant and answer some basic questions about your vision, inspiration, and the kinds of connections you as an activity provider have made with your community. Be clear and concise!

2018-grant-contest-vote.pngApply by May 31, 2018 to increase your chances to win since you will be eligible for all three finalist drawings (one at the end of each month from May through July).

The more votes and reviews you receive from families, the better are your odds of winning. Families cast their vote on each business’ ActivityHero listing.

Get Valuable Customer Reviews

The ActivityHero grant contest will help you get more online reviews which can pay long-range dividends like a boost in personal referrals and customer trust in your brand. To maximize your customer reviews, read ActivityHero’s recent blog post, “5 ways to get more reviews for your business with theActivityHero’s Grant Contest”.

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About ActivityHero

ActivityHero.com is the leading online marketplace for camps, activities, after school classes, workshops, and kids’ nights out. We reach more than 2.5 million families nationwide with our easy-to-use website and weekly newsletters. Providers can customize their listing and grow their registrations by visiting https://www.activityhero.com

 

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San Francisco Peninsula Spring Break Camps – 2018

Spring Break is here! Looking for some last-minute coverage? Some of these camps offer one-day drop-in rates for the ultimate flexibility!

See Peninsula Spring Break Camp Schedules >>

Aviation Camp, San Carlos – Spring Break Camps for Elementary and Middle School Students, starts in April.

Hiller_kidsAviation Camp is an immersive hands-on aerospace experience for campers entering Grades K-8.  All programs are held at the Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos.

Launch a mission to the cutting edge of aviation! Investigate the fastest, highest and biggest things in aerospace using realistic flight simulation, exploration of real aircraft, model aircraft construction and more

Art-Smart Studio Art, Drama, and Lego Engineering, Foster City – Spring Break Camps weeks, starts in April.

Activities include creative arts, drawing and painting, crafts and activities, outdoor active playtime, science and technology. Your child will thoroughly enjoy being creative by learning Canvas Painting, Quilling, Foam Board Craft, Wood Painting, Cloth Painting, Cartoon Story Making and much more. Teacher Shilpa has been teaching Art to kids for over 10 years.

 

Legarza Basketball Camp, Belmont – Spring Break Camps starting in April.

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Campers work hard and feel good about themselves in a safe, disciplined, highly structured and motivating environment of learning and fun. Legarza places the child and his or her personal development ahead of the game. Positive encouragement and measured improvement in the fundamental skills are trademarks of their camp, as well as players learning to work together in a team setting while playing games and tournaments.

BrainVyne Lego Camps Multiple Peninsula locations (Palo Alto, Menlo Park) in April.

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Create battery-powered LEGO® creations within a variety of themes – Space, Vehicles, Pokemon, Animals and Cities. Experiment with gears and wheels to create movement. Through hands-on building, students will learn how form and function come together in a great design.

 

Mela Yoga Spring Break Yogapalooza – 5th-8th graders in San Mateo, starts in April.
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Spend time in practice, reflection and creative expression – inspiring self-connection and building friendships and community.  Yoga postures, breathing exercises, meditation and relaxation practices will flow alongside discussion, art projects and group games as we explore the many ways “yoga” can show up in our daily lives.

See Peninsula Spring Break Camps Schedules >>

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Veterans Day Camps in the SF Bay Area

With the busy days leading up to Halloween, it’s been easy to forget that kids have a Veterans Day holiday and school is closed. If you haven’t already found a one day camp for Veterans Day it’s not too late – there are still lots of great options out there!

See All Bay Area Veterans Day Camps

Some of the options you’ll find on ActivityHero:

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Sketchbook Studio in San Francisco
Bladium
in Alameda
Wheel Kids Walnut Creek & San Francisco
Legarza Basketball in San Carlos
Silicon Valley Tennis in San Carlos
BrainVyne Lego Camp in Palo Alto
Hidden Villa in Los Altos Hills
FUZE Fit in Los Gatos and San Jose
GrowFit in Redwood City

For more camps, search for the latest schedules on ActivityHero using our date search.

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San Francisco Summer Camps in Late August

Searching for a camp (with availability) in August can be as hard as finding a needle in a haystack.  But with ActivityHero’s date search, we found these great summer camps in San Francisco, Marin, the Peninsula, the South Bay, and the East Bay in a few seconds.

Below, we’ve listed a few of the camps offering August sessions that you might want to check out. (To see the full list of August camps in the Bay Area, visit the #1 summer camp marketplace, ActivityHero.)

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Celsius and Beyond 
Hands-on science enrichment taught by real scientists & professionals! Explore chemistry, math, physics, cell biology. 2 San Francisco locations.
See Celsius & Beyond Camps >

Dragonfly Designs
A unique camp that blends textiles, art, jewelry-making, yoga and more. Offering in English, Mandarin, or Spanish immersion. 2 San Francisco locations.
See Dragonfly Designs Camps >

Camp Doodles 
(Many sessions already waitlisted — act fast!) Built on STEAM-based fundamentals, this camp gives kids unique opportunities to be makers & creators. Berkeley, Orinda, Mill Valley & San Francisco.
See Camp Doodles Camps >

Little Theater Company
Create a production from scratch, including props, backdrops, and costumes. Discover the joy of theater! Alameda.
See Little Theater Company Camps >

Communication Academy
Improve communication skills at camp — focused on debate, public speaking, writing, math, and reading. Cupertino & Palo Alto.
See Communication Academy Camps >

Need more ideas? Visit ActivityHero, the #1 marketplace for kids camps & workshops to see a complete list of providers in and around San Francisco.

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What?! School’s out in May? Find the Early Summer Camps

If your kids are one of the lucky ones who get out of school before mid-June, you might be scrambling to find a camp that is running in late May or early June. Here, you’ll find summer camps that are open (and still have spots left) in early summer.

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Week of May 29 – June 2

SUMMER ART CAMP at Creative IQ Art Studio
San Francisco

IMAGINATION STATION at Mariposa Kids
San Francisco

SPORTS SUMMER CAMP at Hi-Five Sports SF
San Francisco

MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE & FUNDAMENTALS OF PROGRAMMING at Celsius and Beyond
San Francisco

FORCES & MOTIONS SUMMER CAMP & COMMOTION MOTIONS at Bricks 4 Kidz SF
San Francisco

BLADIUM SOCCER CAMP at Bladium Sports and Fitness Club
Alameda

Week of June 5 – 9

This week the options in San Francisco expands to the list above, plus more camps, like these (See ActivityHero for the full June 5-9 list)

GIRL CODER at Camp Edmo
San Francisco, Palo Alto and other locations

SUMMER ART CAMP at Chris Babcock Art
San Francisco

YOGA/DANCE CAMP at Petits Pas
San Francisco

X KIDS – MINECRAFT, ROBOTICS at The X Kids Tech Camp
San Francisco

DESIGN AND BUILD SUMMER CAMP at TechShop – SF
San Francisco

ADVENTURE & LIFESTYLE SUMMER CAMP at Super Kids
San Francisco

CREATIVE ARTS CAMP at SF Children’s Art Center
San Francisco

SECRET AGENT SQUAD SUMMER CAMP by Brain Bounce
San Francisco & more

STEM SUMMER CAMP at STEMful
San Francisco

FUN WITH FESTIVALS! at NJAHS Summer Camps
San Francisco

ADVENTURES IN PROGRAMMING at CodeREV Kids
San Francisco & more locations

GLO SUMMER ADVENTURES: TECH EXTREME at Growth and Learning Opportunities
2 San Francisco locations

BLACKOUT FOR GIRLS: TINKERING WITH LIGHT at Renegades Girls
San Francisco

ART SUMMER CAMP at Nine Studio
San Francisco

ARTNINJA at Silicon Valley Kids
San Francisco

SUMMER ART CAMP at Dragonfly Designs
South San Francisco

CHEER & DANCE CAMP & CREATIVE ART CAMP at Paly Cheer & Dance
Palo Alto

MINECRAFT RALLY: TEAM CHALLENGE at Camp Sparkiverse
Palo Alto

CAMPVENTURES & JR. CAMPVENTURES at Kiddie Academy
Mountain View

SOCCERBASEBALL & FAST PITCH SOFTBALL SUMMER CAMPS at Silver Creek Sportsplex
San Jose

NIKE JUNIOR GOLF CAMPS at Shoreline Golf
Mountain View

By mid June, the camp options grow by leaps and bounds. But if you need a camp in August, plan ahead, because there are only half has many camps open that month.

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Last-Minute SF Summer Camp Deals

There are a still a few SF summer camp 2017 bargains to be had, but time is running out. Snap them up now!

hot_dealsNow that it’s May, you won’t find quite as many early bird deals on San Francisco summer camps as you might have seen back in December and January.

But that doesn’t mean the deals are all gone! Here are a few camps still offering discounts. Grab them before time runs out:

babcockChris Babcock Art
San Francisco
Save $25 until May 28

 

code_revCode Rev Kids
San Francisco (Sunset) + more
Save $50 until May 16

 

njasNJAHS Summer Camps
San Francisco (Presidio)
Save $50 until May 8

 

embarkEmbark Arts
San Francisco (Fort Mason)
Save $25 until May 29

 

theXkidsThe X Kids Tech Camp
San Francisco (Mission)
Save $600 (!!!) until June 5

 

dest_sciDestination Science
San Francisco & more
Save $10 until May 31

 

celsius&beyondCelsius and Beyond
San Francisco (multiple locations)
Save 25% until May 15

 

RayKoRayKo Photo Center
San Francisco (SOMA)
Save $25 until May 15

 

See a full list of camps near you >>

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2018 Bay Area Camp Fairs – visit ActivityHero and 100’s of local camps

Camp fairs are a great way to meet the people who run day and overnight camps.  The camp directors and staff are there to answer questions in person and you are likely to get a better sense of the camp personality by talking to them.  You can also bring the kids to see what catches their interest.

SF Bay Area Camp Fairs Co-Hosted by ActivityHero

San Carlos Camp FairSummer camp fairs in SF Bay Area
Tuesday, February 13, 2017
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Heather Elementary School
2757 Melendy Drive, San Carlos, CA
(Register for a table)

Palo Alto Camp Fair
Thursday, March 1, 2018
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Ohlone Elementary School
950 Amarillo Avenue, Palo Alto, CA
(Register for a table)

Other SF Bay Area Camp Fairs

SF Bay Area Camp FairsSan Francisco Camp Fair
Saturday, February 3, 2018
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
French American International School Gymnasium
151 Oak Street, San Francisco

San Francisco Resource Fair
Saturday, March 10, 2018
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park

Marin Camp Fair
Sunday, March 4, 2018
10:00am – 1:00pm
Dominican University, Conlan Center gymnasium
1475 Grand Ave San Rafael, CA 94901

Cardinal at Work: 16th Annual Summer Activities Fair
Thursday, March 22, 2018
10:30am – 2:30pm
Burnham Pavilion, 615 Serra Street

 

If you can’t make it to one of these fairs, check out ActivityHero for the latest summer camp schedules and reviews.

 

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