Saturday, December 14, 2013

Best Summer Camps in Los Angeles for Teenagers

One of the dilemmas facing older kids and teens (and their parents for that matter) is finding summer camps they'll enjoy. Especially here in Los Angeles, lots of camps are geared toward "younger" kids. But there's DEFINITELY no shortage of camps just for teens, either...you just need to know where to look! That's why I just wrote an article of how to find the best summer camps in L.A. for teens. Hope it helps!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Eric Naftulin or Eric D. Naftulin - There's 5 of Us With the Same Name

I just found out there's at LEAST 5 other people named either Eric Naftulin or Eric D. Naftulin in the United States. That just seems crazy to me considering Naftulin's not a very common name! In fact once in a while I get calls or emails or letters meant for other Eric Naftulins. Funny!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Which Los Angeles Summer Camps are Best?

I just wrote an article about how to identify the best summer camps in Los Angeles (or anywhere else, for that matter). My position is that the best camp for one person may not be best for another -- it's all subjective and based on personal choice. Let me know if you enjoy the article! :)

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Marketing's Next Big Thing

I write a summer camp marketing blog called Camp Marketing News. Read primarily by camp owners and directors, many small business owners from all kinds of companies read it too for marketing tips and advice. A guy who runs his own small toy store emailed me today asking what I thought the "next big thing" in marketing will be. I wish I had a crystal ball. But in my opinion the #1 overlooked aspect in marketing is social media marketing to/for seniors, and the next big THING in marketing will be mobile marketing to seniors as well. Only time will tell if I'm right or wrong.

What's a Good Business to Start?

I own my own company, so people ask me this sometimes. Service businesses are the least risky in my opinion. Anything you can do that saves people time and money, provides a solution to their problems and which they either can't or won't do themselves is the best way to go. It always helps if you have an interest in the business you're starting and aptitude, but you can certainly learn on the job as new customers come your way.

"What Do You Do the Rest of the Year?"

People ask me that all the time! Most don't realize that running a summer camp is a full-time job! In fact operating the actual program during the summer is often LESS work than all the prep time that goes into making sure the camp season goes smoothly. When camp ends each August, I generally take a few weeks off, then it's right back on the horse again preparing for the next year.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Woodland Hills Summer Camp - Aloha Beach Camp

Do you live in Woodland Hills? Does your son or daughter love the beach? Are you looking for a safe and fun day camp where they can learn to surf this summer?

Discover Aloha Beach Camp! Many Woodand Hills families send their kids to Aloha each summer to participate in over 200 fun beach camp activities and make lots of new friends.

Camp takes place at Zuma Beach in Malibu, Castaic Lake in Valencia and many other of L.A. and Ventura's beach lakes and beaches. You can meet our bus in front of Islands Restaurant on Valley Circle, then leave driving to us! (Yes, we provide transportation to and from beach camp so you don't need to drive your kids to camp yourself!)

And what if you've already got a busy summer planned? What if you want to take a family vacation, send your kids to summer school or even attend other camps? No problem!

You can send your child to Aloha Beach Camp day by day whenever you want, with no set sessions to conform to in advance. Sign up for a day here or a day there. You choose which days you send your child to camp, NOT the other way around.

Now you might be wondering who else from Woodland Hills attends Aloha Beach Camp? We can tell you this: TONS and TONS of them! Every year our Islands Bus stop is among the most popular of all our stops, so you can be sure when you sign up for camp, your camper will come home saying, "Hey Mom, you won't believe who else goes to Aloha Beach Camp!" ... And then they'll probably go on and list all their friends from school and sports!

If you have any questions about camp, please leave a comment to let us know. If you want to sign up for camp, here's the camp enrollment form. And don't forget to check us out on Facebook for lots of pictures and videos of Aloha in action.

We hope to see you this summer!