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Top 8 Reasons That Schools Use GoFan to Manage Summer Camps

Top 8 Reasons That Schools Use GoFan to Manage Summer Camps

Now that school is out, summer camps are ramping up around the country. Summer camps provide students with memorable experiences in sports, robotics, performing arts, and more. They also help busy parents who need structured activities for their kids during the week.

Summer camps require significant planning and organization for registration, staffing, and payment processing. These processes are often managed manually with physical paperwork and cash or check payments, which can be time-consuming and inefficient for busy staff members and parents.

Many schools have realized the benefits of a digital approach to managing summer camps, including improved efficiency, secure payments, and streamlined communications.

8 Benefits of Using GoFan to Manage Summer Camps

GoFan partners with schools to save time and elevate the camp experience in these key ways: 

  1. Convenient, Flexible Payment Method

    Schools can accept payments securely through credit cards, debit cards, and mobile devices when using GoFan. Without the need for physical cash and check transactions, this makes the registration process more efficient. GoFan also allows funds to be collected and accounted for automatically, saving administrators time when accounting for funds afterward. 
  2. Automatic Camper Registration and Enrollment Details

    GoFan makes it easy to process registrations. Schools can keep track of registrants and manage their camp lists in real-time, making it easier to keep accurate records. When someone registers on GoFan, the school can easily collect information such as emergency contact, food preferences, permission slips, and apparel sizing. 
  3. Automatic Reminders and Communications

    Users enter contact information when they register for camps on GoFan and opt in to receive communications. Registrants receive automated confirmations and reminders with important camp details. Schools can also easily send out emails to registrants with the details of the camp, such as the camp location, date, and time.
  4. Online Registrations

    Walk-up registrations are no longer required if you use GoFan. Online registration allows participants to register ahead of time and avoid long lines. Campers can register at their convenience, and school staff members can monitor registrations as needed.
  5. Reduced Printing Costs

    Traditionally, schools used paper to capture information like emergency contacts, shirt size, and dietary preferences. Along with being inefficient and prone to errors, paperwork can create significant printing costs. Online registration can ensure that all required information is input correctly, and schools can save valuable resources by using digital forms. 
  6. Digital Promotional Capabilities

    People spend more time online than ever. If your camp is not getting promoted on social media, then people may have a hard time finding out about it. The best way to promote your camp events is to share the information online. 

    GoFan offers simple social tools that allow you to share your camp event registration on social media and other online channels in seconds. Be sure to post your camp on GoFan and share to social media to get the most people to register.
  7. Comprehensive Customer Support

    There are bound to be questions when registering for an event of any kind. Customers tend to search on GoFan pages to find answers, reducing the volume of inquiries that schools get on campus. There is customization available if you prefer to handle it yourself. 

    For example, you can write in camp contact information on your sales page. However, GoFan staffs an industry-leading support team that is there to get your campers answers about their events, if customers choose to write in.
  8. Secure Payment Processing

    The GoFan purchasing process secures the information of those placing camp orders. With industry-leading privacy encryption in place, GoFan makes it easier to keep personal information secure. 

    GoFan operates with the most stringent level of certification available in the payments industry. GoFan and Stripe have been audited by an independent PCI Qualified Security Assessor and are both certified as PCI Level 1 Service Providers.

Next Steps

Camps can provide great experiences for your students and community, and they don’t need to take an unnecessary amount of time and energy to manage. Use GoFan to streamline registration, improve communication, manage payments securely, and more. 

For more information on how your school can optimize your camp experience, contact us today.

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