Category Archives: Camping

Try to Use an Online Camp Management Software to Save Time and Cost

Camps are organized throughout the year to satisfy different motives and goals. For example, governments of various countries arranges camps to provide shelter and protection to refugees and nationals who have lost their homes because of some natural calamities or war. We also find many organizations planning summer camps for kids or adults to let them enjoy the day and participate in various fun-filled activities. Now, whether a State organizes a camp or a professional institute, there is an urgent need to manage these camps properly to save time and cost.

Managing camps, especially the big ones is a mammoth task. You need to handle the registration phase as well as fee collection to ensure the success of the camping experience. An online camp management software can help you streamline and handle such elements of the camping registration process at an affordable cost. It is because of the cost effective nature that we see the majority of camp organizers turning towards using the Cloud-based camp management solution instead of manually controlling and supervising the event.

Technology is slowly overpowering the manual aspects of executing a task. Let’s see how such a solution is helping the camp owners manage work professionally.

Camp Registration Forms

You can create, design and publish the camp registration forms just like your existing hard copy forms. The only difference being is that instead of printing the form on paper, you publish it on the website. I Interested individuals can start filling it up their details as soon as it is uploaded on the website. If there is a need to enhance and publicize the organization’s brand value and corporate identity, it can be done by customizing the forms to make them look like your camp website. You can even add any number of questions on the forms to gather relevant details from each registrant.

Confirmation Emails

With an online management app, you no longer need to print and post individual confirmation letters to the respective registrants. You can quickly send confirmation group emails to all the participants after the successful completion of registration as well as any links or attachments that needs to be filled out.

Payments Collection

Cloud-based camp management app will let you accept registration fees using one’s credit cards and such other leading payment gateways. As a camp organizer, you can utilize the online payment solution to send refunds or chargeback to individuals who decide to withdraw their registration due to some personal reason.

Generation of Online Reports

After the camp gets over, the next key element is to generate a variety of reports to measure the specific aspects of business activities and ROI. Online generation of reports saves time and you can create multiple reports and store them on a single activity dashboard in minutes. All registrant plus their payment details get automatically stored in the solution database; hence you can instantly access them online to import them in excel or such standard formats.

Camping Essentials – What You Must Have For a Great Trip!

For someone who has never been camping before, the task of collecting everything required for a “proper” camp out can seem daunting. How do campers do it? How do they get everything together so quickly and with such efficiency that us mortals are put to shame? I’ll let you in on a little secret. Even the best of us campers have had to learn how to make it look easy.

So what’s the trick? Having everything ready to go at a moment’s notice so that there is no fuss about last minute items that might be needed. Okay, great. But what are the essentials? Follow me and I’ll walk you through it.

The first thing you are going to need is a tent. There are numerous tents to choose from, so make sure that you do your research on what will fit for you and your camping crew. My family and I have two tents. We have a small dome tent for short weekend camp out, and a large three-room tent with standing room for those week long trips we like to take once a year.

In addition to this you are going to need sleeping bags for each person in your family. Even if it doesn’t get cold enough to sleep inside them, they will still be used. They make great cushions on the cold hard ground.

The last two items on your list are two of the most important things you will need, wood and a lantern. The wood is only if you are planning on using a fire ring to cook your food and toast those marshmallows. The lantern is to help light up your campsite for the nightly clean up that needs to happen to avoid any unwanted nocturnal visitors.

There is one more thing that I would highly recommend to any camping party. It is a pre-packed tote with all of the odds and ends that every camper needs at some point and time.

  • Can opener
  • Matches
  • Place settings (silverware, plates, bowls, cups)
  • Pan with a tight closeable lid
  • Tin mugs
  • Dish cloth
  • Towel
  • Large Bowl
  • Small container of dish soap
  • Serving spoon and/or spatula
  • Skillet
  • Table cloth
  • Skewers or pocket knife to make skewers out of sticks
  • Bug repellent
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Flash light
  • Travel salt and pepper shakers
  • Small cutting board
  • Kitchen knife
  • Trash bags

There is no doubt that if you have all of these items ready to go in a pre-made tote your camping trip will be much easier than you could have imagined.

Of course, there are always those little extras that are nice to include: an air mattress, an air pump (unless you have someone who is really long winded to blow up the mattress), a camp stove, a Dutch oven (for those die hard camping cooks), clothes line or rope with clothes pins, and a bug candle.

And the one last tip that I have for you is: You will always forget something. Ever camper does. It’s part of the fun of roughing it. Happy camping!