Congratulations Camp Gideon - this year's 1st Place winner!

We had ten submissions in this year's contest, which were judged by the following celebrity judges from the camping world:

  • Charles Disney and John Altobello, from Summergy Media, a production company specializing in promotional videos for summer camps.
  • Gary Forster, from Gary Forster Camp Solutions, a camp consultant who works with youth camp and retreat center leaders to help them fill their camps by making them remarkable!
  • Shane Miskin, one of the principals at CampBrain, which provides outstanding camp software, professional online registration for camps and a uniquely personal and caring level of support to hundreds of camps and conference and retreat centers.
  • Joanna Warren Smith, President of Camp Consulting Services, which works with not-for-profit and private summer and year-round operations in program design, camper acquisition and retention plus product evaluation, marketing, operations, customer service and long-range planning.
  • Travis Allison, founder of and Walking Maverick, a camp consultant who specializes in social media marketing.
  • Mike D'Avria, co-founder,, an idea sharing resource for camp professionals.
  • Curt "Moose" Jackson, founder of and other youth and recreation focused blogs.

The top three videos were:

1st Place: Camp Gideon: 2011 Promotional Video

2nd Place: Camp Green Acres: Why Camp is an Amazing Experience

3rd Place: YMCA Camp Sloper: 2011 Themes

Super special thanks goes to Summergy Media, our Festival Sponsor, for their insight and support and for providing a great grand prize - a Kodak PlaySport HD camera.

Here's this year's winning video!

Here are the scores for all of the videos. We will be posting judges feedback on each video shortly.

Camp Video Effectiveness (50%) Technical (25%) Total Score
Camp Gideon: 2011 Promo 26 27.5 28.625
Camp Green Acres: Why Camp is an amazing Experience 25 23.5 23.625
YMCA Camp Sloper: 2011 Themes 23.5 23 21
Camp Ingersoll: 2011 Themes 16.5 17.5 19.625
Camp Jewell: 2011 Themes 21 21.5 19.375
Camp Kupugani: No Unhappy Campers 23 24 19.25
Stony Brook Acres: Color Wars 18 25 18.75
T Bar M Camp: Mission Impossible 15.5 32 17.5
Camp Kupugani: Girl Power 20 21 17
Camp Kupugani: What Kupugani can do for you 18.5 19 15.75
Grand Total 207 234 200.5
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