Waldo Photos — get photos texted to you!


Waldo notifies you when photos of your camper are found and delivers them straight to your phone! No more hunting and pecking through hundreds of photos every night!


This optional service, offered by Waldo Photos, uses facial recognition to match your camper’s face to photos in our album, and then sends them to you via fun and friendly text messages. 


Cost:


$14.99 per 1st camper/week

$10 per second week/camper

50% goes straight to our volunteer staff fund!


What you get:

  • Facial recognition for 1 camper + access to save all of the photos to your phone
  • Automatically creates a separate album with photos of your camper
  • Invite 5 family members to view photos on the Waldo app

Once you’re registered for camp we will email you instructions with the sign up code and how to sign up.


Please note: photos are uploaded around 3:00 PM daily

THE OTHER METHOD


If you prefer to search for photos yourself, visit our free photo gallery: waldophotos.com/galleries


You will need the join code from the email we send you.


Photos may be purchased individually for $1.00 per photo if, you choose this method.


DAY CAMP PARENTS


Although Waldo facial recognition and the mobile app are not available for day camp, you still can view photos daily at waldophotos.com/galleries. Enter the join code that will be emailed to you. Photos are available for purchase for $1.00 per photo.

Waldo faqS

Need help?

Email campsupport@waldophotos.com any time you have a question!

  • Who’s Waldo?
    A photo-finding phenom who uses facial recognition to find all your camper’s photos in the camp album and then delivers them to your phone via the Waldo App, with notifications for new photos.

  • How does Waldo work?
    You submit a photo of your camper’s face and enroll in the service. Waldo does the rest - matching that photo to all the photos in our camp album and sending you all YOUR camper’s photos.

  • How do I sign up?
    Click here or text the join code to 735-343. Look for the join code you received via email. If you didn't receive this contact our office at 830-995-3388. 


  • I texted the Join Code to your number, and go too response. What now?

  • Sorry for the trouble! Be sure you are spelling the code correctly. Then, try texting that Join Code in to our longer phone number instead: (512) 308-3535. 


  • Where do I Log In?

  • You actually do not have a login anywhere for Waldo. To view the photos, you can sign up for our optional service, and then view the photos in the Waldo App. 


  • I have used Waldo before, do I need to sign up again?

  • We are so glad you chose to use Waldo again to find your photos! Each year, you will need to enroll again following the same steps: by texting in the new Join Code to our number and following the prompts. Be sure to add a more recent selfie of your camper. After you finish, in the Waldo App, you will still be able to see all past photos you have received from Waldo. 


  • Will I get to see all the camp photos in addition to the ones of my camper?
    Yes you will. When you download the free Waldo app, you can toggle between “My Photos” and “All Photos”. To see all the camp photos, just click on All Photos and scroll to your heart’s desire.

  • Can I easily share all the photos with my family?
    Great news for you. The Waldo app allows you to invite up to 5 family members to your camper’s photo stream. That means they can get the same photo alerts and see all your camper’s photos, too.

  • I’m not signing up for the photo delivery service but I still want to see the camp photos. Possible?
    You betcha. While Waldo loves to find and send you photos, he also provides a free web gallery for you to view the photos online. The Join Code will be emailed to you before camp starts. You will be able to purchase individual photos for $1.00 each from the web gallery for you to download and share.


  • I signed up for the service but I’m not getting any matches yet. What’s Waldo doing?
    Waldo is stressing. No photos can mean a couple things: 1) There are no photos of your camper yet in the album or 2) Your submitted selfie is blurry, dark, or unclear and Waldo is having a hard time matching it. Email campsupport@waldophotos.com for quick help or submit another selfie inside the Waldo App.


  • Will Waldo share my selfie or matched photos with the world?
    No way! Waldo respects your privacy! Your photos will only be accessible by you. (And you had to enter your camp album code and a pin code verification to even access the photos.) It’s up to you whether you want to share your photos with the world.

  • Can you sign up after camp has completed?
    Yep! Although we highly recommend signing up before camp to enjoy all the features (such as the immediate text alerts), you can sign up after your child returns home. The view will be the same, you'll still get matches sent to you, and you will be able to download all of the photos.


  • I signed up up but I’m not getting any notifications when new photos are found. How can I fix this?
    To solve for this, please delete the Waldo app (just the app, not your identity within the app) then re-download the app, verify your phone number and you’ll see your album populate there. After that, click on the Waldo icon in the upper left corner, you’ll get a pop up asking if you want to enable push notifications or if you’d prefer to continue with texts.

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