If you’re in the market for camp software, finding one that meets your needs can seem overwhelming. One company says they can do this, another says they have a long list of features and you’re left trying to figure out which one will meet your needs best. You can view a full comparison of many popular camp management software in this post. It’s always nice to see a visual of which popular features, simplified, are offered by each company including a quick way to compare pricing. This post looks specifically at Regpack vs EZ Camp.
It’s a common mistake that camps looking for software make, when they assume that if they need a specific feature and the software company doesn’t have it at first glance, then they really don’t have it. Often times the features you think will solve your problems, aren’t correct. Or it’s possible that another feature can solve the problem you have, and better! Keep an open mind when searching for software. A company that offers 1,000 features, none of which can address your specific problem isn’t going to be a good fit, even with their long list of capabilities. I’ll talk more below on how to find a software that will solve your problems.
This post will look specifically at Regpack vs EZ Camp and the camp registration system they each offer. Below is a comparison chart of Regpack vs EZ Camp, as well as other popular camp software. It includes common features that many summer camps look for in camp registration software, including pricing, payments, family registration, automated communication and reporting tools.
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. EZ Camp doesn’t advertise that they are mobile supported, offer payment plans, or a camp store. Regpack does not advertise a camp store, however there is an ability to add products to the process that parents can choose and add to their cart, including extra activities and merchandise. This is a great example of how you need a feature to sell products and the software has a solution even when the feature you look for doesn’t exist.
How can I decide between camp software options?
The easiest way to understand the cost of a camp system is to ask the companies you are interested in for a demo, so you can see the software at work and ask questions. It helps to come in with a list of things you need from a software, or better yet, a list of problems you have and what you need from a software to help solve them. A software with experience in summer camps will be able to understand your needs and show you how their software can address them.
It’s also helpful to ask these questions:
- What is the cost of the system? Are there any upfront costs, monthly, yearly, etc can you expect?
- What type of contract is offered – monthly or yearly? Camps usually do not need a system year round, so a system that offers a month to month contract is great, you pay for the months you need and not for the ones you don’t. This post all about software pricing can be helpful!
Conclusion: Regpack vs EZ Camp
When you know ahead of time what you need from a system (by making a list), you can easily narrow the options and then go into the demo with each company with a good idea of what you need and what you don’t need, while framing your questions in a way that will help you find the solution you need!