Whether you’re running a day camp or sleep-away camp, or some combination of both, summer camps have a distinctly unique challenge in that most of what they do is outside and there isn’t much time for staff to run to the bank during business hours. This can make collecting forms and money from parents difficult. Not only is there going to be one or two (or twenty, depending on the structure of your camp!) people responsible for collecting and holding the forms/money, but they’re going to be doing so without any ability to get that money somewhere safe for a while. After all, they’re outside breathing in all that fresh air while trying to make sure that no one gets an eye poked out during archery lessons or eats paint during arts and crafts.
For sleep-away camps, the challenge is even greater. In an ideal world, parents have signed all of the necessary forms and paid all of the necessary funds prior to sending little Timmy off to camp, but if they missed a form or check, or if something comes up and a new form needs to be signed, the camp counselor can’t just put it in Timmy’s backpack and send it home with him at the end of the day – he isn’t going home!
One of the greatest (if we do say so ourselves) things about Pay4SchoolStuff.com is that it isn’t just for school stuff! It’s an incredibly diverse and useful tool that can be used by just about any organization that has to collect money and plan events or activities.
While it may be a bit late to use Pay4SchoolStuff.com for Sesssion 1 camp registrations, it’s never too late to get to take a look and see how we can assist you with Session 2 registrations, or even for use throughout the first weeks of camp.
If your group regularly plans field trips or activities that require campers (… and their parents) to pay additional money, or requires permissions slips and volunteers, Pay4SchoolStuff.com is your one-stop shop! You can use our platform to easily create groups for the campers (the same way teachers and PTOs use it to create classrooms) and use it to remind parents about the upcoming trip to the water park, or that their Session 2 fees are coming due. You can also have parents quickly and easily submit registration forms and permission slips, or even have them put in their volunteer forms to chaperone that sure-to-be-awesome trip to the water park.