Let's recognize the fabulous contribution of our camp administrators who keep thousands of camps rolling along, year after year. What better way than to nominate yours for induction into the hall of fame...and perhaps win some prizes along the way.
Jason has been with the CB crew for a year now. He focused on online registration setups initially and then more generally in our support team. When we asked Jason where he would be if not here, he said teaching English somewhere. That is definitely true - Jason spent 9 years teaching English, mostly in South Korea. Working with Jason, you realize that he likes to be busy - "no downtime, let's just keep on rolling" appears to be his mantra! Not a bad person to work along side.
Brad hit his 10-yr milestone with CampBrain! While you may not have spoken to Brad in the past, you have most certainly been impacted by his work as a developer here.
I am saddened to announce that Zee is leaving CampBrain! After 10+ years with the team, I cannot even begin to explain the incredible contribution he made…to the software, to our camps, to our team and to our overall mission.
When we asked Elijah for the word that describes him best, he said "chill"....and we could not agree more! It's tough to get under his skin. Even in the busy days of online registration setups, Elijah has the same demeanour - relaxed and always ready to crack a joke. Not a bad guy to have on your team!
We don't always have to jump to the most extravagant solution. Sometimes, something simple works just fine. Here is a quick and easy way to organize incoming emails from parents during the summer.
Online photo galleries have become a mainstay for many camps and there are several options to consider. Read about some of the options and, more importantly, let's discuss the factors you should consider in choosing one.
You have likely heard about the “heartbleed” security vulnerability with OpenSSL. There is a good summary here. For our web servers, we use Microsoft IIS which is not impacted by this bug.
The Cabinizer. I have always loved it. The simplicity, the usefulness, the efficiency. Most camps, overnight and day, have some form of grouping to do, either putting the campers into their cabins or their weekly groups. And, for most camps, it is an extremely important task, wanting to get just the right mix in each cabin or group.
There is a lot that we can standardize in the world of camp software. There are best practices that we can implement. And then there is the need for customization - the acknowledgement that camps are different, want to collect different information and do not always agree on what pieces of information are critical.