ANN ARBOR, MI--(Marketwired - September 15, 2016) - CampDoc.com, the leading electronic health record system for camps, announced the release of CampGrams, a one-way camp email communication tool that allows families to easily send messages to their campers while they are away at camp.
"We're continuing our mission to improve the health and safety at camps, and are now working to combat homesickness with the introduction of CampGrams," said Dr. Michael Ambrose, Owner and Director of CampDoc.com. "The American Camp Association reports that nearly 96 percent of campers experience homesickness, and letters are one of the most effective treatments. Campers eagerly await mail call every day, and when they receive letters from home, it helps them feel connected to family and friends."
CampDoc.com has had an incredible response to their free online camp registration over the last few years, and have had hundreds of camps transition to CampDoc.com as their standalone software system. Many of these camps are still using third-party camp software providers for their one-way parent email service. With the addition of CampGrams, CampDoc.com will streamline the process for camps and their families, keeping all things camp in one place.
CampGrams allow families to type and submit messages through their existing CampDoc.com account, and view a history of previously submitted notes. Camps can then filter, download and print CampGrams so they can easily distribute them to campers by session, program, or cabin. There is no cost to camps to use this service, and the cost to the family is essentially the same as a postage stamp, only $0.50 per CampGram. Camps may choose to purchase CampGram tokens for their families too.
"Over the last year, we've seen the American Camp Association and Association of Camp Nurses focus on mental, emotional, social health or MESH," said Kirsten Pearson, Director of Operations at CampDoc.com. "Homesickness certainly falls in this category, and we're excited that CampGrams will help improve communication between campers and families during the summer."
CampDoc.com is the most comprehensive solution to help ensure the health and safety of children while they're away at summer camp. The CampDoc.com suite includes their flagship electronic health record, as well as free online registration, travel and emergency medical protection and now a one-way camp email communication tool.
CampDoc.com announced a successful limited release to select camps during summer 2016, and is ready for a full release in summer 2017. Summer camps interested in offering CampGrams should visit www.campdoc.com/campgrams or contact CampDoc.com for more information.
CampDoc.com, a division of DocNetwork LLC, is an international, comprehensive electronic health record system, offering solutions to improve efficiency and maximize safety in local camp communities. A collaborative effort between camp doctors, nurses and camp directors, CampDoc.com helps summer camps manage health forms, allergies/medications and illness/injury tracking. CampDoc.com also offers free online registration, travel and emergency medical protection, and one-way parent emails for children at summer camp. For more information about CampDoc.com and web-based health management, please visit www.campdoc.com or call 734-636-1000.
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