Summer Camps from Across North America Unite in Boulder to Get Tech Savvy
PR Log - Jan 23, 2013 - BOULDER, Colo. -- Even though we’re in the midst of winter, nearly 250 summer camp industry leaders across North America are preparing to descend upon Boulder, Colo. to attend the fifth annual CampMinder Camp. The purpose of this event, which will take place January 31 – February 1, is to advance the increasingly vital role of technology in the camp world. The conference is hosted by Boulder-based camp management and communications company, CampMinder, LLC.
Summer camp is a $2 billion per year business, and CampMinder Camp is the industry’s only conference focused on the intersection between camp and technology. This unique event attracts forward-thinkers eager to leverage existing technologies and develop new solutions for the digital age. Steve Baskin, Owner/Director of Camp Champions in Marble Falls, Tex. said, “Camp professionals are known to be among the most collaborative competitors in business, and CampMinder Camp provides us an opportunity to work together to further an industry we are all passionate about.”
It may seem counterintuitive that businesses as traditional as summer camps have embraced the Internet age to an even larger degree than those in other, more high-tech industries. For years, summer camps have had to devote large amounts of time and resources to recruit and register campers, hire staff, coordinate transportation, make housing assignments, schedule activities, communicate with parents, provide healthcare, and manage financial information.
During the past decade, however, web-based technology has begun to ease the administrative burdens that go along with operating a summer camp. Camp directors are especially interested in ways technology can improve the customer experience for families by ensuring higher levels of convenience, safety, and accountability.
At CampMinder Camp, camp and technology professionals converge to brainstorm solutions to complex business management challenges. The conversation each year results in continued development and the innovation of new technologies designed specifically for camps. According to CampMinder Founder and CEO, Dan Konigsberg, “This is about bringing people together to work towards an increasingly-important shared goal: making sure more children receive a safe and life-improving summer camp experience.”
For more information about CampMinder or CampMinder Camp, please visit www.campminder.com.