User Conference

Brought to you by CampBrain

Thanks to everyone who attended BRAINSTORM! We were humbled by the engagement, enthusiasm and feedback.

If you were not able to attend, here are some quick facts:
  • We sold out the last 2 years at The Cathedral Centre (a unique conference venue in downtown Toronto)
  • 25+ sessions over 8 periods and 2 days
  • A true focus on camp administration, covering all aspects of CampBrain
  • Excellent peer-to-peer learning opportunities
  • Individualized attention through one-on-one meetings with CampBrain staff
  • A fun Open House at the CampBrain office and packed, spirited nights at Mill St. Brew House and Amsterdam Brew House
Here's a picture of the geographic diversity of the crowd:
Here are the results of the post-event survey:
2016 post event survey results
Finally, here were some of the comments from our survey:

"I appreciated the opportunity to meet up with my peers. Camp conferences are directed at counselor staff rather than admin staff, so this was a good opportunity to network and share ideas."

- John Izenour, Camp Beech Cliff

"The CampBrain staff is amazing - everyone was helpful, engaging, thoughtful, warm and friendly. I could not have asked for a more welcoming environment for a camp conference. I would recommend the conference to anyone using the product - there is plenty of information so that whether you are new to the product or have been using it for a long time, you will leave with something valuable - not to mention the friendships and connections that can be made with colleagues."

- Wendy Fisher, YMCA Camp Sloper

"I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to attend! You guys really thought of every detail and made sure that everyone felt welcome, cared for and important. Every single CampBrain staff was so nice, knowledgeable and just plain awesome. I really like the all-inclusive aspect of it. I learned so much. Thank you for showing us your passion for what you do! We all need to strive to love what we do as much as you all!"

- Stefanie Tywater-Christiansen, One Heartland

"I really appreciated the one on one times - those were fantastic. I felt like I left with a few new tips and tricks from each session. I was excited to get back to the office and start making improvements to our existing set-up!"

- Erin Sunstrum, Camp Wanapitei

"It was amazing! So great to meet the voices on the other end of our phone calls and emails. What a great company - love your values and product!"

- Karen Manlove, Pilgrim Pines Camp and Conference Center

"It was excellent from the education to the food. You outdid yourself. I felt it was money well spent. I liked that the sessions are short and that some are offered more than once at different times. I loved the panel discussion at lunch when we were asked about our challenges. Asking us for our feedback and listening is golden and it shows that you really care what we think."

- Kim Ausel, Camp Christopher

"The conference was well-run. There were many different topics covered, so it was helpful for camps new to Camp Brain as well as ones who have been using it for years. It was also great to have the opportunity to talk with other users and get their ideas. I look forward to attending again."

- Donna Basler, Channel 3 Kids Camp

"I was very impressed with the organization of the conference, the correspondence leading up to it and with the presence of the staff. Everyone was friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and very approachable. Thanks for everything!"

- Sam Butcher, Onondaga Camp

"The greatest asset of CampBrain, besides their elegant software, is their supremely talented and hospitable staff. Everyone was welcoming and interested in talking and learning from the other conference attendees. Their love of their product is evident. Seeing so many long-time clients as well as first-time clients at the conference was evidence that CampBrain has both a solid foundation of support and a vibrant energy to propel them - and the camps they support - to an exciting new frontier in camp administration."

- Kim Newton, St. Anne's-Belfield School

"It was useful to have my questions answered during a one on one session as well as being introduced to the conference center module. The conference helped me learn new ways to be more efficient within the software and break old habits I had picked up."

- Matt Hill, Camp Kintail