Celebrating 30 Years of CampBrain

The team at CampBrain celebrates 30 years.
  • April 19, 2024
  • Josh

Celebrating 30 Years of CampBrain: A Legacy of Innovation and Service 

For three decades, CampBrain has been at the forefront of camp management software, shaping the way camps across North America operate and thrive. As we mark this significant milestone, we reflect on the journey that has brought us here and look forward to the exciting future ahead.

CampBrain 30th Anniversary logo

Welcome Camps!

It all began on April 20th, 1994 when CampBrain V1.0 was created by Shane Miskin, in collaboration with our founding 10 camps. From its humble beginnings, CampBrain quickly gained traction, thanks to its user-centric approach and commitment to excellence. However, it wasn’t until 1999, when Rob Carmichael joined Shane as CampBrain’s CEO, that the company’s growth truly took off. Together, they laid the foundation of the company with our four pillars:

  1. Personal and caring customer support
  2. User-centric software development
  3. Building a team of passionate individuals
  4. Conducting business with transparency and authenticity.

These principles have guided us throughout the past three decades and will continue to shape our growth in the future.

Striding Ahead

In the early 2000s, CampBrain introduced online registration to its platform, revolutionizing the camp management and registration process. This innovation empowered camp administrators and directors with streamlined processes, setting a new standard in the industry. Over the years, CampBrain continued to evolve, adding new features and modules to its core software, and by 2013, we embarked on a new chapter with the release of our web version.

The introduction of the Camp Administrator Hall of Fame in 2014, and the inception of our user conference, BRAINSTORM, in 2015,, demonstrated our commitment to honoring and supporting the unsung heroes of the camp community. These initiatives became integral in fostering a sense of community and collaboration among our clients.

From 2016 to 2020, CampBrain expanded its offerings with key camp management modules and tools (such as Conference Center, Fundraising, Attendance, Camp Store), further empowering camps to thrive in their operations. The release of our expanded gender feature in 2021, developed in collaboration with industry experts, highlighted our dedication to inclusivity and flexibility in serving the diverse needs of our clients.

Investments for Growth

In 2023, CampBrain embarked on a new chapter with its acquisition by Vermont Systems, a subsidiary of Clubessential Holdings. This partnership positions CampBrain for continued growth and evolution, ensuring that we can uphold our commitment to excellence and service for the next 30 years and beyond.

What continues to set CampBrain apart is not just its powerful software but also its unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction. With a team of dedicated professionals who understand the intricacies of camp management, CampBrain serves as a trusted partner to camps, providing ongoing support and guidance every step of the way. Whether it’s troubleshooting technical issues or offering best practices for optimizing workflows, CampBrain is there to ensure that camps get the most out of their camp software investment.

The CampBrain Team

Finally, we cannot look back on the last 30 years without acknowledging our endless gratitude to the past and current staff at CampBrain. Every employee has played a vital role in shaping the company into what it is today. Their dedication, passion, and empathy have been instrumental in our success, and we are committed to continuing to lead with these values as we serve our clients in the years to come.

As we celebrate 30 years of CampBrain, we look back with pride on our achievements and forward with excitement to the future possibilities. Together with our clients and team, we are ready to embark on the next chapter of our journey, continuing to innovate, inspire, and serve the camping community for decades to come.

– Josh B