Joining Allen's Guide
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Allen's Guide
Allen's Guide is a directory of kids and teen summer camps and travel programs. Allen's Guide does not operate any summer programs ourself.
Why Join Allen's Guide
There are three main reasons to join Allen's Guide: 1) traffic (site visitors); 2) quality traffic; and, 3) guaranteed traffic.
Which programs are eligible to join Allen's Guide
Allen's Guide only lists quality residential and travel programs. Programs that are exclusively for day campers may list on our partner site www.Summer-DayCamps.com. Allen's Guide maintains the right to refuse to list any program in our directory. Allen's Guide will not accept listings for any hate groups or organizations that discriminate on the basis of race or religion. Single religion programs are both invited and acceptable as long as they are categorized as such.
What administration features are available
With Allen's Guide you can update the listings of your programs over the
Internet any time you want. Allen's Guide also provides online statistics
reporting the number of times visitors view each program listing page and
click thru to your site. Additional advanced features are always under
development and will be automatically added as they become available.
Can I see a demo
Here's a link to our demo listing showing all of our advanced features. You can see a demo of the guide just by visiting it at www.allensguide.com. If you would to see a demo of the administrative features, contact us for a sample username and password.
How much does it cost to join Allen's Guide
Allen's Guide provides all participating programs with a listing page. Pricing is based on the type of organization offering the program. If your organization offers more than one type of program, you can have additional listing pages at a reduced rate.
Additional Listing Pages If you operate more than 1 type of program (e.g. Computers and Acting), you can purchase additional listing pages for $275/year.
Additional Areas - Residential Programs Listing pages can automatically be listed in upto three US States and Canadian Provinces. If your program operates in more locations, they can be each added for $25/year.
Additional Categories Listing pages can be listed in upto two Categories. If your program offers more than two types of activities, each additional category can be added for $25/year.
Travel Programs Travel programs are classified as either Cultural Travel (i.e. hotel and suitcase type trips) or Adventure Travel (i.e. sleeping bag and backpack type trips). If your organization operates both adventure and cultural travel programs, you need to purchase separate listing pages. Each travel program is categorized into one major region -- United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Latin America, Australia / New Zealand, Caribbean, Africa. If your organization has trips to multiple regions, you need to purchase a listing page for each.
What are the listing specifications
Allen's Guide listings contain basic information (program name, participant ages, etc.), detailed description (50-400 words), upto 12 photos, and more. We have prepared a Microsoft Word Document tohelp gather listing materials.
How are programs ordered within a category
Because Allen's Guide is so easy to use, we have found that all programs within a category receive great exposure.
How else can Allen's Guide help promote my program
Summer Job Board All companies and organizations that hire summer seasonal workers or recruit volunteers may post to our summer job board free-of-charge. There is no requirement to have a program listed in Allen's Guide.
How do I get more information?
You can email us at [email protected] or call our Programs Director toll-free at (877) 777-7738.
"We have found that visitors to our web site coming from Allen's Guide are more likely to register than visitors coming from other sources"
"We are pleased with Allen's Guide. We really like the flexibility with the layout, ease of submitting changes, and especially the fact that the site is VERY SIMPLE"
Abbey Road Overseas Programs
"When we look at our web logs for the latest 20 visitors, Allen's Guide is always listed multiple times"
National Computer Camps
"We have multiple listings with Allen's Guide and have been very happy with the responsiveness of their customer service. They have made sure our camps are presented the way we want them to be"
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