If you direct a summer program, the start of school marks a new season of to-dos. Hopefully, you have time to breathe, plan and strategize again – to find those notes you may have scratched out over the summer to remind you of all the things that would have to wait until you finished your season.
What’s at the top of your list? Continue reading
We’ve been noticing something about the amazing people who choose our camp and class management software.
Camp directors, school directors, coaches, athletic directors, mentors – many times these folks want something different than your typical business owner. The traditional thinking is that anyone who launches a program wants it to grow as big as it can. Every dollar earned is a tick mark toward the tangible “success” by which most enterprises measure themselves.
Not so with this gang. Continue reading
Pokémon GO is officially the most popular digital game of all time!
Even if you took a break from technology this summer, you’ve most likely heard about the phenomenon driving kids and adults to seek out digital creatures in an augmented reality at unprecedented rates:
- 21M daily active users in the US alone
- $23 billion value increase for Nintendo in weeks following the game’s release
- 645M+ posts, shares, reactions, and comments about the game on Facebook
Remember playing the telephone game?
As youngsters, most of us played some version of the telephone game (a.k.a. operator, grapevine, broken telephone, whisper down the lane, gossip, secret message, the messenger game, or pass the message). Continue reading
You know kids, and you know how to enrich their lives. But you may feel less confident about the marketing side of your camp or school – especially in the complex, fast-evolving landscape of digital technology.
What if you had your own personal digital marketing consultant to guide you? To give you a tangible plan, tailor-made for your organization? To help when you need it?
What if you received this service for free because you’re an ACTIVE camp software customer?
Would you say you deliver superior service to your customers? 80% of companies think they do. But guess what? Across the board, only 8% of their customers agree.
Ouch! Most of us are clearly out of touch and have a lot of work to do when it comes to recruiting an army of “Raving Fans.” Getting feedback on our customers’ experiences is critical, and now more than ever, social media provides just the platform to get the inside scoop on what people are experiencing – good or bad.
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Reflect to Recharge
“I take care of myself, so I can care for others.” Camp directors and staffers should keep this mantra in daily circulation. Here’s a simple sample exercise from one camp director for jumpstarting personal health habits this summer. (Can you find the mantra?)1 Continue reading
Teachers and Directors, we think you have class! What you do day-in-and-day-out deserves celebration.
Besides creating great class management solutions to help you operate and grow your business, we also wanted to help you reframe–for just a moment–the humorous side of your calling with a few teacher memes.
So old-school, it’s coming back.
Make breaks count
What are your strategies for coping with stress at camp? Even a 30-minute break can revive you if you use it wisely. That might mean reading, meditating, calling home, napping, listening to music, working out, or talking with friends.1 Continue reading
As a kids’ program director, you know that students and campers return, at least in part, because of how they remember the experience. That’s why you care about the quality of every aspect of their involvement with your organization, from beginning to end–and back again!
Learn the 3 stages of crafting happy experiences