New Features Include Kids Camp Listings and Camping Planning Tools
SAN DIEGO, CA – May 16, 2011 – Active.com®, a media property of Active Network, and the leading online community that connects people with the sports and activities they love to do, announced today the addition of thousands of new activities and events to help both adults and kids stay active this summer. For the first time, the newly enhanced Active.com includes kids camp listings for a wide range of activity types across the U.S. and Canada. Parents can search for camps by location, type, price and other criteria; read camp reviews by other parents; and review relevant articles on how to select the best camps for their children’s needs.
"A high percentage of Active.com visitors are parents and now they can plan activities and events for their entire family in one place," said Jon Belmonte, chief media officer at Active Network. "What better way to teach kids to have a healthy lifestyle than to get them involved with sports, camps and other outdoor activities at an early age. Finding these family-friendly activities will be even easier this summer with the redesigned Active.com site which clearly features event listings by location."
Also, just in time for summer, Active.com has developed a new camping trip planner tool to connect nature lovers with the great outdoors. Users can plan a road trip by plotting their route on a map and overlaying it with all nearby state, federal and private campgrounds in the Active.com directory. Campgrounds can be filtered by location, facilities, nearby activities and other criteria. Within the camping planning tool, users can check the availability of camp sites, select and add them to their planned route, and make reservations via a link to Active.com sister media property, ReserveAmerica.com. Users can print their trip itinerary and driving directions as well as share their trip details with friends and family via Facebook and Twitter.
Campers wanting to go off the beaten path or catch some wildlife in action this summer can take advantage of a new list of "Hidden Gems" State campgrounds published in early summer.
The Active Network, Inc.
The Active Network, Inc. is the leading provider of organization-based cloud computing applications serving diverse market segments including business events, community activities, outdoors and sports. Our technology platform, ActiveWorks™, transforms the way organizers manage their activities and events by automating online registrations and streamlining other critical management functions, while also driving consumer participation to their events. Our flagship media property, Active.com, is the leading online community for people who want to discover, participate in, and share activities about which they are passionate. Headquartered in San Diego, California since 1999, the company has over 25 offices worldwide. To learn more, visit us on the web at www.ActiveNetwork.com or www.Active.com.
Mona Klausing, Active Network