A Question from the NCRA/ANREC
My name is Casandra and I am this year's radio camp's coordinator for CJLY, Kootenay Co-op Radio. We promoted our camp in the newspaper, on the screen of our local theatre, on our social media, by print in various locations downtown, at youth centres. On our website, the camp is promoted under "About Us" and on our main page.
The Nelson Area has a great offer of summer camps of various specialisations, we believe a certain hype is missing to the attraction of radio. The sound and musical aspect, however, is what seems to drive them on. Since CJLY hasn't hosted a summer camp since 2011, this year is the year where we are giving the chance to the formula again.
Because we were going after kids who needed a subsidy, I went through Children's Aid, Boys and Girls Clubs, other service groups etc...but we've also had the university post the camp for us and got a good response from employee parents.
I know I am not the only Mum who starts looking for summer camp right after March break ends.....so my best advice is to post early and post often.
How serendipitous! We were just talking about setting up summer camps for next year, yesterday. The staff at CJLO has completely changed over the past year, so we're starting over from scratch with the exception of a few familiar faces and founding members. I can't speak for why we've never had a camp, but we're certainly planning to in the years to come. We're very lucky in that there are kids sports and day camps that run all summer on our campus, so we have great potential to collaborate with Concordia University on some neat initiatives!