When comparing camp registration systems, the list of features can sometimes seem overwhelming.
Comparing the language of one company and what they offer, to what another company includes in their software doesn’t add up and you’re left scratching your head as to how the two actually compare.
Don’t forget, just because a software doesn’t offer a specific feature, doesn’t mean it isn’t the right choice for your business.
You first need to define your own needs and what YOU really need from a software and then find a software that gives you that.
The company with the longest list of features doesn’t mean their long list includes everything you need, and at a price that works for your organization.
This post will look specifically at Regpack vs Camp Minder and the camp management software they each offer.
Below is a comparison of Regpack and Camp Minder. It includes the popular features that many camps look for in summer camp registration software, including pricing, payments, family registration, automated communication tools and reporting tools.
A full chart comparing all camp software can be found at the end of this post.
Top Camp Registration Feature: Conditional Logic
Conditional logic sets Regpack apart from many of it’s camp registration competitors.
Conditional logic can be as simple as, when you say “yes” to a question another question appears, but if you select “No”, the next question does not.
But conditional logic with Regpack goes beyond.
You can use logic to trigger additional forms, add specific products automatically to a camper’s cart based on their answer (for example, automatically adding a sibling discount when a 2nd sibling is added to the registration) and more.
You can truly create a unique registration process for every family using the Regpack system.
It’s important to find advanced logic capabilities in the camp software you chose. This functionality allows you to create a customize process and registration flow with an out of the box software.
Regpack offers the ability to integrate the registration process for campers onto your site directly, without going another URL hosted by the software company in order to complete registration.
Registration that happens on YOUR website has shown to improve enrollment by 27%, so it’s an important feature to look for in a camp software.
Parents already trust you and your camp, so embedding registration on your website will help them to trust the online process more than if registration is redirected to a third party.
Embedded registration means that payments happen on your website as well, so you do not have to redirect parents to another website for payment.
This will help to increase your payment rate by more than 25%!
Giving parents an online payment option will allow them to enroll in payment plans with automated payments (no more payment reminder emails!) and pay in a secure, quick way.
Compare Pricing: Camp Minder vs Regpack
It’s difficult to compare pricing for Camp Minder and Regpack since Camp Minder does not publish their pricing online.
Regpack pricing can be found here.
Regpack costs as little as $89 per month on an annual plan, with options to be month to month so you can suspend in the months you are not in need of the service. This is great for seasonal camps as a way to budget for software easily.
Payment processing rates are competitive for Regpack, and there are no added processing fees on top so you enjoy straightforward pricing. The monthly fee includes the ability to send unlimited emails, run unlimited reports and more!
How do I choose? Regpack vs Camp Minder
The best way to really understand the cost of the system is, once you are interested, to ask the company for a demo so you can see the software in action and ask questions like how features work, etc and then get the final cost.
Make sure you ask the following questions:
- What will it cost you upfront, monthly, yearly, etc.? (See this post to learn more about making this calculation.)
- Is there a month to month contract or yearly? Often times, camps do not need to use or have access to their data for a few months out of the year.
Again, knowing ahead of time what you NEED from a system first, will help you to narrow the field considerably.
As you make the list of needs and wants, the list of camp management systems that match your list will shorten.
You can more easily manage contacting companies, setting up demos and asking the nitty gritty pricing questions, all of which will help you to make a great choice!
Here is a handy comparison chart of the major camp registration software on the market today.
You can see a full comparison of the most popular camp management software here. There is a great visual looking at a specific set of features and a simple way to see which software offers which feature.