Blog 2017-09-04T16:18:41+00:00

Blog

What we’re up to and where we’re going.

Blog

What we’re up to and where we’re going.

What is “the Cloud” and why it is important for my camp and school software?

So everyone seems to be talking about “the cloud”, yet for many this elusive term is something they know very little about or why it is important for their business. What is the cloud, and how does it work? The cloud refers to software and services that run on the internet, instead of locally on your computer.  Some examples of cloud services that you might be familiar with include Gmail, Netflix, and Dropbox. Companies that provide camp and school software use different cloud providers to host their services - Amazon Web Service, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform. The advantage of [...]

September 24th, 2018|

A Real Protection Plan Story

As the summer wraps up, the CampDoc.com team is working as hard as ever to make sure that campers and staff are as healthy and as safe as possible while they are away at camp. Since the summer of 2015, CampDoc.com has offered a protection plan, and while we receive tons of great feedback on this service, earlier this month we received an email from Kathy, a parent who sends her daughter off to camp each summer in Boston. While most camps and families recognize the risks of going to camp and the benefits of a cost-effective protection plan, we [...]

August 21st, 2017|

Strategies for Overcoming Homesickness at Camp

The camp experience offers a nurturing environment away from distractions, and is a place to satisfy a child’s need for physical activity and creative expression. As a camp counselor myself, I’ve seen how just one week of camp can allow a child to grow as an individual. However, for many children, especially first-time campers, homesickness can creep in, and make having fun, sleeping, eating, and participating in camp activities problematic. Experts have studied homesickness, and research has shown that there are both at-home prevention strategies and in-camp interventions that parents and camp staff can use to help campers cope with [...]

August 15th, 2017|

CampDoc.com Site Visits

Earlier this summer we had a chance to step out of our office in Ann Arbor and visit some of our camps.  All of our team members, including our account managers, and those on our web team, support team, and sales team, had a chance to not only tour these camps, but sit down with camp directors and camp nurses to discuss their experience using CampDoc.com. This summer we had the opportunity to visit the following camps: Summer at Sacred Heart (Bloomfield Hills, MI) Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center (Grand Rapids, MI) Tri-Cities YMCA (Grand Haven, [...]

August 10th, 2017|