DadCAMP is a site for creative and modern parents. The blog entries are written by Dads, but our focus isn’t just at Dads. The site is accessible for all parents wanting to share stories about their kids, discover new things to do with their family and get tips and tricks to navigate the parenting mindfield.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
Cision Navigator, a Public Relations, Communications, and Marketing resource for top media contacts, has picked DadCAMP as one of the most influential Dad Blog Brands in Canada.
Huffington Post named @DadCAMP one of 15 Best Parenting Tweeters (and the only Dad on the list with 14 Moms.) “He links to his always-compelling pieces about modern fatherhood, as well as intriguing content from around the web,” the site noted. “If you’re looking for think pieces and hot topics, this is your man.”
Named to LifeScoop‘s Top 10 Wired Dad Blogs.
HOW IT STARTED
The Vancouver Sun called DadCAMP’s Buzz Bishop “an information addict and pop-culture junkie — but you could also call him a media artist. He sucks up cultural information, reorganizes it into a dazzling format that makes listeners laugh and makes them feel smart.”
Like many parents who faced an employment hiccup in the past few years, Buzz started DadCAMP in the fall of 2009 as a way to get out and network with other dads while he was between jobs.
The idea was to duplicate the unconference style of BarCamp, DemoCamp and the like to encourage monthly meetups for fathers to get together with their kids and make new friends, share ideas, and have fun. DadCAMPers have attended hockey games, train rides, and toured pumpkin patches.
While the DadCAMP community creates bonds in the parenting community, the content on the blog is always provocative and conversation starting. Buzz is a free-thinking writer who has no problem sharing his successes, failures, and sometimes controversial questions about parenting.
DadCAMP articles have been featured on Good Morning America, Perez Hilton’s Perezitos, ABC, Inquisitr, The Bert Show, CNN, HLN TV, Mashable, The Globe and Mail, Global News, Fox and Friends, CBC, MetroParent, Jezebel, MSN, Yahoo!, Maclean’s, Examiner, Slate, Inside Edition, The Australian Women’s Weekly, The Baltimore Sun, Hello Magazine, Fox News, The Huffington Post, CTV, CBS This Morning, Fox and Friends, Global Television, The Daily Mail, Radar Online, The Arizona Republic, Conan O’Brien, AOL, and more.
DadCAMP is open to user submissions. View the guidelines to submit your stories.
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