Question for Jeremy Marsan
I read Jeremy’s article after researching an alternative to CampDoc for a web platform for our summer camp. Over 4 yrs ago, we decided to go with CampDoc for their awesome healthcare documentation platform as well as the fact that we were able to add camper registrations in with that. However, for 2019 and beyond, they are increasing their fees beyond what our non-profit can afford.
We would love to have our own platform for camper registration/sign-up with similar features but no one here is a web designer or programmer. I have looked at Wix and Weebly and FourSquare … it seems that they might be too “basic” for our needs. I just wanted to see if Jeremy (or anyone for that matter) might be able to give us some suggestions.
Thanks so much!
Jeremy has left for new opportunities, but I cover the ecommerce space and can help here. I really recommend that you look into WordPress at this stage. Yes, it has a bigger learning curve than the starter platforms like Wix, Weebly, and FourSquare, but using plug-and-play plugins, you can easily expand it to do exactly what you need it to do. Forms, registrations, documentation collection, whatever your camp needs, you can build it with WordPress. It may not be quite as seamless as CampDoc, but you won’t be beholden to fee changes, either. WordPress does take more time to learn the platform (compared to the simple starter options) and set up what you need (you can use Fiverr. com freelancers to help you do this), but it’s far and away the most popular starter platform in the world. Once on it, you have control of your site and aren’t hostage to an all-in-one platform’s price and service fluctuations. Hope this helps, good luck!