Best of 2022 Nominees

Get recognized and rewarded for having awesome programs for kids.

Each year, ActivityHero hosts the Best of Awards to showcase top kid’s programs to our families actively searching for camps & classes.

Voting for the 2022 Best of Awards ended on May 15, 2022. Please check back next year for details on how to be included in our next Best of Awards.

To be eligible for a Best of 2022 Award, businesses must have:

Results from the Best of 2022 Awards will be posted soon. Stay tuned!

How to Win a Best of 2022 Award

Check your Listing

Make sure you have active, upcoming sessions that are currently accepting registrations on ActivityHero.com

Be Positive

You’ll need 3 positive reviews from families submitted between June 15, 2021 – May 15, 2022 to qualify. 

Get Votes

Starting April 1st, every vote is one point and every positive review is three points. At least 50 points are required to qualify for an award.

Prizes & Promotions

All Best of 2022 Award Winners will be included in the announcement to 400k families nationwide via email and included in the Best of 2022 blog post. A special badge will be added to your listing on ActivityHero and provided for your marketing usage.

1st Place

Dedicated email to ActivityHero families in your area (up to 100k)

Dedicated blog article on ActivityHero

$500 in marketing credit that can be used on boosts or local spotlight emails

Special feature on social media

Plus, a $100 ActivityHero credit for a family who voted for your camp!

2nd Place

$250 in marketing credit that can be used on boosts or local spotlight emails

Special feature on social media

Plus, a $100 ActivityHero credit for a family who voted for your camp!

3rd Place

$150 in marketing credit that can be used on boosts or local spotlight emails

Special feature on social media

Plus, a $100 ActivityHero credit for a family who voted for your camp!

Previous Award Winners

See all Best of 2021 winners >

FIRST PLACE

New York Chess Academy

SECOND PLACE

Future Bytes Tech

THIRD PLACE (tie)

Mohr’s Explorers

THIRD PLACE (tie)

Nimmy’s Art

Marketing Toolkit

We are excited to have you participate in the ActivityHero Best of 2022 Awards and want to help you make the most of this promotion. You can use the linked creative assets on social media, email marketing, or on your website.

To have the best possible chance of winning, take a few minutes to rally your fans now, and send at least 2-3 reminders throughout the voting period.

  • Send email to present and past families who attend your program.
  • Share the voting link with friends, family and groups you belong to.
  • Posting on social media (Facebook, Instagram, etc). Encourage your followers to like and comment when they vote to increase visibility on your social media.

ActivityHero will be promoting the Best of Awards through email marketing, social media and our blog. Tag @activityhero on Facebook and Twitter, or @activity_hero on Instagram and we will also share your posts to generate excitement!

Frequently Asked Questions
What are the contest rules & eligibility requirements for winning a Best of Award?

Eligibility: To win a Best of 2022 Award, the business must provide children’s camps, classes, or activities in the United States. Nominees must agree to accept registrations for upcoming sessions on ActivityHero. Not on ActivityHero yet?  Claim your listing. 

How it Works: A public voting period for businesses who have accepted their nomination will start on April 1, 2022 and end May 15, 2022 at 11:59pm PT. At the end of the voting period, ActivityHero will review eligible entries generated by votes and customer reviews. Winners will be notified by May 20, 2022 and a public announcement will be made by May 24, 2022.

Point System: Each vote is one point and each positive review between April 1 – May 15 are 3 additional points. Reviews prior to April 1, 2022 can be counted towards award eligibility, but bonus points are only given for reviews submitted during the public voting period.

Winner Benefits: Businesses who meet a minimum of 50 points during the public voting period and 3 positive reviews in 2022 will receive a Best of 2022 badge and be included in promotional materials.

      • The top 3 award winners will receive additional prizes and promotion for their business valued between $400 – $2,000.
      • One family from each of the top three business award winners will receive an ActivityHero credit (valued between $100) to register for an in-person or online program.

    Timeline*:

      • March 31: The nomination period ends.
      • April 1: Public voting period for businesses begins.
      • May 15: Voting ends. ActivityHero reviews all eligible entries generated by votes and customer reviews.
      • May 24: Winners will be announced to the public.

    *All dates are for the year of 2022 and end at 11:59pm Pacific Time.

    Have questions? 
    Email [email protected]

    How will families vote for my business?

    During the active voting period (April 1 – May 15), each nominated business will have a vote button on its business page. If a user is already logged into ActivityHero, they will simply click the ‘Vote for Me’ button on your business page. After voting, they will be prompted to leave a positive review for your business to give you 3 extra points. If they are not logged in, they will provide an email address or log in via Facebook or Apple to vote. An email is required to reduce bots and keep the contests fair.

    To get the most votes and reviews, we recommend sending out an email to your past families and post on social media. 

    I'm busy - Can you help add my summer camp session information for me?

    We offer an optional set-up service for only $49 that includes a one-time upload of all your camp & class sessions for the season. Think of us as your own personal assistant!

    When you sign up for premium set-up, we will send you a form to submit your schedule information. Please provide a link to your website if sessions are already posted, a spreadsheet, or word document with class names, prices, dates, times, ages, and any other important information.

    Can I decide how many registration spots I offer on ActivityHero?

    Yes! You are able to customize how many spots are available per session to sell on ActivityHero. This allows you to set a marketing budget for new customer acquisition. For example, you can decide to sell 5 spots per session on ActivityHero and reserve the remainder for registration on your website. Once those 5 spots are sold, your session information can remain on ActivityHero with an optional “Join Waitlist” flag or be unpublished. You can adjust how many spots are available at any time.

    All participating businesses must have an ActivityHero listing and agree to accept registrations through ActivityHero.
    Contact [email protected] with any questions.

    Not listed on ActivityHero yet?

    With over 4 million unique visitors nationwide, ActivityHero is the leading marketplace for kids activities. Our simple tools make creating and selling your activities easy. Get discovered, expand your reach, and acquire new customers today!

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    What is ActivityHero?

    ActivityHero is a marketplace and registration system, built specifically for kids activity providers to sell camps and classes to families nationwide.

    Families can easily search for kids in-person and online activities by age, category, location, and more.  They can save their kid’s profile for personalized recommendations and conveniently research, review, and register for multiple programs on one platform.

    How it Works 

    Businesses list camps and classes on ActivityHero risk-free, with no upfront costs.

    Our marketing team uses social media, paid search, brand partnerships, and personalized email newsletters to over 400k subscribers to increase registrations for activities in our marketplace.

    When a family registers or joins a waitlist, you’ll be notified. ActivityHero only charges a fee if we are successful in delivering a paid registration.

    What can you sell on ActivityHero?

    In-Person

    Summer & Seasonal Camps

    Recreational activities

    After-school programs

    Ongoing extracurricular lessons

    Unique family-oriented events

    Live Online

    Interactive classes

    Recreational clubs

    1-on-1 tutoring & small group sessions

    On-Demand

    Video tutorials

    DIY projects

    Printable worksheets

    Success Stories

    ActivityHero is invaluable for the new business that we wouldn't have found through our own marketing efforts. Their email newsletters are key to new customer acquisition. Highly recommend!

    Jenna Vella

    Owner, Ingenium Enrichment

    Many ActivityHero families registered for our school holiday and summer camps! The system was easy to use and it was a very positive experience!
    Parker-Anderson Enrichment

    I recommend ActivityHero to all my franchisees because it's one of the most innovative ways to get new customers. We don't have to pay upfront, and there's only a fee when we get new customers. These customers have turned into repeat customers.

    Ryan Tuchman

    CEO, Hi-Five Sports

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