An immersive, two-day learning experience that will turn you into a CampBrain pro
“The value of the conference was beyond my expectation. We received many tips and tools to improve not only our experience with CampBrain, but our overall business operations. I have no doubt that CampBrain was the correct choice for our registration software needs!”Amy Wentzel, Seneca Hills Bible Conference
CONFERENCE FEE – $350 + 13% HST
Includes all programming, one-on-one sessions, and meals listed below.
USD for United States residents and CAD for Canadian residents.
We will spend two days at the beautiful Cathedral Centre, located on the east side of downtown Toronto. Located near a variety of hotels, restaurants, and points of interest, you will be in a great spot to explore the city!
St. James Cathedral Centre
65 Church St, Toronto, ON M5C 2E9, Canada
PRE-EVENT // TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2023
4:30 – 6:00
6:00 – 7:30
Interested in Learning About Toronto?
Meet us at our office to take in the sites of Toronto. We will end at the office, where we will enjoy some well-deserved appetizers and drinks! If you are arriving late, join us at our office at 6:00pm to meet the Brainers, take a tour of our office, have some refreshments, and start your conference off right.
DAY 1 // WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2023
9:15 – 9:45
10:00 – 11:00
11:15 – 12:15
12:30 – 1:30
1:45 – 2:45
3:00 – 4:00
4:00 – 5:00
5:30 – 9:00
Dinner and Activities
We have rented a beautiful event space close to the cathedral, for dinner and a couple fun (optional) activities on Wednesday night. We will have the space to ourselves and it is always a highlight of the conference. You won’t want to miss it!
DAY 2 // THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2023
8:30 – 9:30
9:45 – 10:45
11:00 – 12:00
12:00 – 12:15
12:15 – 1:15
1:15 – 2:30
You are coming to this conference to learn, right? Well, we will deliver! Panels of camp admins and group discussions will encourage peer-to-peer learning. Workshops will allow for hands-on-learning (bring your laptop!). And of course, we will teach new concepts, lecture-style. While there are sessions for everyone, you will find that most are tailored for new user to intermediate users.
As always, there will be plenty of opportunities to meet with a Brainer for a one-on-one session to dig into your CampBrain setup.
During BRAINSTORM, there will be 3 or 4 simultaneous sessions to choose from – no easy feat! We have created 4 different streams that you can use to focus your attention where it is needed to make the most of BRAINSTORM.
Your business revolves around data: t-shirt sizes for your merchandise orders, camper demographics for marketing, revenue and payment summaries, or camper numbers for staffing needs. Behind every decision you or your team make is a piece of data, so it is vitally important to know and understand how to get that data out of CampBrain.
• Ad Hoc Reporting
• Introduction to Reporting
• Introduction to Custom Fields
• Introduction to Financial Reporting
New User sessions will teach you the CampBrain basics and set you on a path to success. Starting with a four-part session series, the new user stream will cover how to configure and navigate CampBrain. (We consider a new user someone who has not set up a season.)
• Building a Season
• Creating Person Forms
• Online Registration
• Camper Management
As the camp administrator, you have a lot going on: season configuration, camper communication, household account management, registration changes and troubleshooting, etc. There isn’t anything you can’t do and, if you could, you’d attend all BRAINSTORM session. This stream focuses your attention on everything client-facing.
• Assisting Parents Through the Registration Portal
• Creating Awesome Emails
• Love Your Reports
Your focus is on the big picture items: policies, process, business, and safety. You need to know what works, what doesn’t, and how to make things smooth and efficient for you, your team and your registrants.
• Key Metrics to Run Your Conference Center
• Staff Panel
• Data and Growing Your Program
One-on-Ones are dedicated periods where you can sit with a Brainer to go over any questions or concerns. This can range from issues with your configuration, process improvements, and more. This face-to-face time is the perfect opportunity to get your questions answered and is the highlight for BRAINSTORM participants. Remember to sign up for a spot in advance!
“The CampBrain staff is amazing – everyone was helpful, engaging, thoughtful, warm and friendly. I could not have asked for a more welcoming environment for a camp conference. I would recommend the conference to anyone using the product – there is plenty of information so that whether you are new to the product or have been using it for a long time, you will leave with something valuable – not to mention the friendships and connections that can be made with colleagues.”Wendy Fisher, YMCA Camp Sloper
We have not reserved a block of rooms at any hotel, but we have identified two hotels within a 5 minute walk of the conference location. The cost is around $350-400 (CAD) per night. Here is a quick hotel document to help assess more options.
*Helpful hint: Past attendees have found more cost-effective accommodations through Airbnb
“The greatest asset of CampBrain, besides their elegant software, is their supremely talented and hospitable staff. Everyone was welcoming and interested in talking and learning from the other conference attendees. Their love of their product is evident. Seeing so many long-time clients as well as first-time clients at the conference was evidence that CampBrain has both a solid foundation of support and a vibrant energy to propel them – and the camps they support to an exciting new frontier in camp administration.”Kim Newton, St. Anne’s-Belfield School
Toronto is a truly international, cosmopolitan city! Given its very diverse and large population, the city has fantastic restaurants, top-notch theatre, big-name concerts and lots of professional sports. You can take a look at some of Toronto’s must-see attractions, and then purchase tickets. Or to see what events are happening in the city, check out blogTO or the Toronto calendar. Plan to stay the weekend!
Includes all programming, one-on-one sessions, and meals listed above
USD for United States residents and CAD for Canadian residents