News & Feature Updates
New Responsive Web Design: Mobile Friendly
In recent months, VerySpecialCamps.com has rolled out a new Responsive web design (RWD) interface; designed to improve viewing and functionality for visitors who utilize mobile devices and tablets to access VerySpecialCamps.com. In basic terms, a RWD optimally adjusts how information is displayed and arranged on various sized screens.
We are very excited to to be able to provide a more robust user experience for individuals who access VerySpecialCamps.com on a wide range of devices other than desktop computers. Although the initial launch of our new interface was both a significant and major overhaul to our directory of summer camps and programs which serve individuals with special needs, we anticipate several subsequent releases to improve and refine appearance & functionality over the upcoming weeks and months approaching the summer of 2016.
If you have any particular suggestions or thoughts you’d like to convey to VerySpecialCamps.com regarding our new design, please do feel free to send us an email and we’ll consider your ideas for future implementation into our website design.
Camp Directors: Add Multi-Media To Your Listing
Our newly released “Multi-Media Listing” will allow you to add three images, a map, and an embedded video; providing visitors with a more enhanced experience when viewing your camp’s listing on VerySpecialCamps.com.
In addition to images appearing directly on your actual listing page, small thumbnail images of your camp photos and a video icon (if applicable) will also be readily visible within search results; providing your listing with a higher degree of visibility vs. free listings (which do not include such elements).
Likewise, all Multi-Media Listings will rank above free listings, potentially garnering more exposure for your camp.
We are excited to have added these new improvements and feel they will be a positive experience for visitors and those camps who elect to include such features. Click here to take a closer look at a comparison of camper recruitment listing features.
For those camps who are interested a staff recruitment listing, please note that our new Multi-Media Listing is included at no additional cost.
Welcome To Our News & Resources Section!
We’ve very recently launched a brand new section on VerySpecialCamps.com dedicated to news, updates, and resources with respect to summer camps which serve individuals with special needs.
If you are a camper, parent, family member, guardian, caretaker: check back in the future for particular resources which might be of beneficial use in so far as selecting a particular camp or information which might be of assistance in either preparing for or actually attending summer camp.
If you are a camp director or administrator of a special needs camp: stay up to date on the latest developments with respect to services and offerings by VerySpecialCamps.com. We are also open to accepting and considering informational (non-promotional) articles — across a broad range of related subject matter — you feel might be beneficial to individuals and families members who are either looking for or are currently attending a camp. If your article is published we will provide you and your organization credit as well as a link to your camp or organization’s website to be accessible and displayed directly within the article. In the near future, we will publish more details; however, in the meantime, if you are interesting in being a contributing writer, please contact us for more information.
Updated Website Format & Layout
If you are a returning visitor to VerySpecialCamps.com, you may have noticed some improvements we’ve made recently which involve a basic redesign of our website structure. While most of the information and functionality are similar in nature to our prior version, we’ve made an effort to improve the basic style elements of our design to increase the ease of use in terms of navigation, readability, and efficiency of how information is presented.
In particular, you’ll find the following feature improvements:
- wider content area, allowing for more information to be viewable
- new font sizing and style for a cleaner and more readable presentation
- enhanced color scheme
- addition of a News & Resources section
In the future, we anticipate building upon our new structural framework & adding increased functionality for both those individuals seeking a suitable summer camp or program to attend or are for directors of a special needs camps who are interested in enhancing their presence and spreading the word about their programming.
Please check back soon!