So you’ve dropped your child off at camp, your house is eerily quiet (and cleaner than ever), but then you start wondering what your camper is up to at Camp. So much happens at Camp that it’s often pretty difficult to communicate the experience of being at Camp. Cho-Yeh is excited to offer the Campanion app, which is a mobile app built specifically to help communicate the experience of Camp. Every day our media team captures the day’s activities and posts them to Campanion, making it easy for parents to experience their camper’s moments. These pictures are great and you can get a sense of being able to “check-in” on your camper. But what if they aren’t smiling? What if they are standing by themselves? The tricky thing about pictures is that they don’t always tell the complete story. Your camper’s friend may just be out of the frame at that moment or they weren’t ready to have their picture taken so they don’t have an ear-to-ear grin. I have to remind myself that I can’t read into these pictures too much. If I let myself, I could worry sick after seeing one picture where my child isn’t smiling. But I know and trust that my camper is well taken care of and having a blast with friends at Camp, regardless of what one picture looks like.
How does Campanion work? After you download the app, you will upload a picture of your camper. Using facial recognition technology, photos of your camper will be tagged for you to view in the app. Once the pictures are posted in Campanion, you are able to post them to social media for free. This is a great way to show relatives and friends how much fun your child is having at camp, and who knows, your friends may get inspired to send their kids next summer too!
So enjoy the photos and your quiet house…because it will be back to usual before you know it!