Today, ActivityHero shares the results of the 2019 Business Grant Contest. Over the past few months, thousands of families have voted and submitted reviews for their favorite children’s camp and class providers. Community support helped eight businesses become finalists, and a panel of judges selected the grand prize winner.
The Grant Contest judges were executives from eBay, Yelp, Farfaria and WeParent.app. One judge commented, “I was blown away by the range and heart of these camps and entrepreneurs. From glassblowing in Sarasota and sailing in the Virgin Islands, to a group for hemophilia in New England… these all look like amazing programs and make me want to spend my summer at camp!”
After much deliberation and careful scoring, the Grand Prize of $10,000 in cash and prizes was awarded to Camp Super Duper.
Camp Super Duper’s mission is to “create a warm, loving and supportive community that encourages and challenges kids to step out of their comfort zone and be the biggest, brightest, bravest, boldest, SHINIEST version of themselves.” With their prize, they plan to “use it to offer even more scholarship spots to kids in the community (and beyond) who can not afford it.”
“Sup Dup is magic. It is a daily love letter to the quintessential childhood experience where kids are free to dream and get messy and be silly, where they are validated and encouraged and inspired,” one satisfied parent said in their review of their child’s experience at Camp Super Duper. “The activities and classes are so unique and imaginative, planned by people whose brains still speak kid and are missing that grown-up impulse to nay-say.”
Peggy Chang, co-founder and CEO of ActivityHero, said “While the activities at kids’ camps and classes vary widely from academics to sports, they share a common vision of helping kids learn and grow. We at ActivityHero want to help all kids’ activity providers serve more families through our online marketplace, registration tools and business grants.”
The complete list of winners and finalists includes:
Valkyrie Robotics – Finalist
SeaTrek BVI – Finalist
Dikshaa Dance Academy – Finalist
Sarasota School of Glass – Finalist
RD Equine – Finalist
Young Intellects – Finalist
New England Hemophilia Association – Finalist
Camp Super Duper – Grand Prize Winner
ActivityHero.com is the leading online marketplace for camps, activities, after school classes, workshops, and kids’ nights out. More than 2.5 million families use ActivityHero to find and book kids’ activities from a wide variety of local providers. Providers can claim and customize their listing or upgrade to ActivityHero online registration tools at https://www.activityhero.com