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.

National Walk to School Day

In celebration of National Walk to School Day on October 10th, the SchoolDoc.com team wants to remind parents and children on the importance of exercise, including walking, as a path to ensure health and wellness in all of us. Since the beginning of the National Walk to School Day program, more than 8.2 million students from around the world have participated, and this year thousands of schools and communities from around the country will join next week. There are numerous benefits in establishing a regular exercise routine for children. According to the National Institute of Health, regular exercise benefits include: [...]

October 4th, 2018|

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|