🏕️ S'mores and Snaps: Summer Camp Edition

🏕️ S'mores and Snaps: Summer Camp Edition

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The frustration

Running a youth summer camp means creating memories for ever. Not just for the campers but for the staff as well. With 400 kids and 60 staff attending camp through July and August each year, Ontario summer camp owner and Director, Matthew Bernardo faced the challenge of collecting the countless candid moments and incredible memories captured at camp by his staff on their own devices.

🏕️ S'mores and Snaps: Summer Camp Edition

The fix in action

🏕️ S'mores and Snaps: Summer Camp Edition

This year Matthew discovered DropEvent. It completely streamlined the process of gathering photos from his summer camp staff after camp had ended.

  1. Effortless Collection: Staff could easily upload their amazing photos for Matthew to review and chose from, cutting down the post-summer chase for pictures.
  2. Substantial Gatherings: With over 3000 photos taken by Matthew and the camp, and approximately 400 more taken by the staff on their own devices, DropEvent was essential in managing the volume of photos.
  3. Post-Camp Gift: What good are all the captured moments if they aren’t shared? Matthew sifts and sorts all the collected photos in the fall, thoughtfully editing and organizing them into sessions and events. He then creates a photo slideshow of from about 400 of the photos and puts everything on a photo USB drive. The photo USB drive, with all the summer’s photos and a 20-30 minute slideshow is then duplicated and sent out to everyone as a gift, giving campers and staff a digital treasure trove of summer memories to unwrap and revisit with friends and family at Christmas.

Conclusion

Matthew shares, “It’s busy at camp and internet is limited so exchanging photos during the summer is difficult. This was my first year of using DropEvent to collect the photos from the staff after camp ended and the response was great. I sent out an e-mail to all the staff with a link and they found it very easy to upload whatever photos they wanted to share. In the past I had tried Google Drive or Dropbox but the staff found DropEvent much cleaner and easier. Plus, the way the photos are organized by sender made my life much easier which it came to editing and shorting.”

DropEvent has not only simplified the collection process but also enhanced the quality of the final product (Photo USB drive) with more photos being shared by staff.

🏕️ S'mores and Snaps: Summer Camp Edition

1,000,000+ photos collected and counting

Here’s what people say after using DropEvent

Andrea Shirland
“I had a special event last month for 100 senior citizens and wanted a secure, yet easily accessible means of sharing the photos taken that night. 
Then, happily, I came upon the DROP EVENT website and it checked all my boxes: easy to use, good value with security to protect the privacy and identities of those in the photos.
DROPEVENT is simply FANTASTIC!!!  I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to share photos with the capacity to upload and download easily.
Andrea Shirland
Clayton Halliburton
“We needed to compile family photos for 400+ teammates as a safety initiative at our plant. DropEvent made this simple and even allowed us to create individual links for our teammates to upload their photos to their corresponding department. We will be using DropEvent again in the future.”
Clayton Halliburton
Ashley Smith
“I volunteer with a group of almost 2,000 members and we couldn't find the best way to collect photos from our members. These photos are important to celebrate the work we are doing, recruitment and explaining different volunteer functions. By using DropEvent, we have been able to engage more members and see their unique experiences as volunteers, all in one place! I'm excited about all the new photos we are able to use going forward.”
Ashley Smith
Joshua Madden
"I'm so glad we found DropEvent for our wedding! It was the perfect tool for crowdsourcing all the amazing photos that our guests took. The fact that guests didn't need to create an account to upload their photos (directly from their phones), and were able to see all the other uploads (our choice) made the experience seamless and enjoyable. We had so much fun watching the photos roll in after the big day, and our guests were really impressed too. Highly recommended!”
Joshua Madden
Cori Williams
“DropEvent is exactly what we were hoping for! It has been easy for our summer camp teachers to all upload their photos into one central space that I can then share with our campers’ families.”
Cori Williams
Camp Director
Stoney Creek Farm
Melody Pehote
“Well worth the money. It was a very easy set up and people liked the scan and share ease of use. I would recommend this to anyone planning a wedding or event.”
Melody Pehote
Monica O
“After our wedding, we were scrambling for a one stop photo and video sharing site where guests could quickly and easily upload without having to download an app. After a couple failed attempts with other sites, we settled on DropEvent for how easy it is to upload pictures and videos, the ability to organize into folders, and all without downloading an app! The customer service was fast and helpful, and my overall experience has been excellent. DropEvent is definitely the right choice for fast and easy photo and video sharing post wedding!”
Monica O
Ann Davey
“It’s a great way to collect everyone’s event photos easily. Everything else seems to need an account or an app or sharp tech skills (or all 3!). But even a technophobe or a social media recluse can use this. And the easier you make it to do so then the more people will contribute so it’s a win win.”
Ann Davey
Stephanie Hobson
“DropEvent was perfect for collecting photos from the wedding guests. I'm the "techy" friend and have set up photo sharing for several events over the years. DropEvent was the easiest, and best priced service I've ever used. Instead of looking for something new, next time I'm recommending DropEvent.”
Stephanie Hobson
MCA Ontario
“Drop Event was a success for us, we were able to have all attendees at our conference download their photos. It was simple and easy to use.
People enjoyed it, we also have future users”
MCA Ontario
Jason Walker
“The DropEvent site was perfect for my needs. It was easy for all the users to upload their photos and videos for our Birthday event. (Even those who are tech challenged LOL). If you need a quick and easy site to capture everything, then this is it.”
Jason Walker
Sam Chase
“Drop Event made getting wedding guest photos very easy. We particularly liked the ability to create QR codes for our guests to use, and the ability to password protect the album.”
Sam Chase
Bob Jeffries
“Just a word to say how great your application worked out for our 50th year High School Class Reunion. When putting our reunion together the committee looked at a lot of options for photos to capture the event including the costly expense of hiring a photographer. That’s when an internet search led us to your program. Now that the reunion is over, I just wanted to let you know, how happy we are with the choice we made! We ended up with over 165 pictures and best of all, it was from our own classmates phone cameras and their perspective. It was so easy with the DropEvent provided QR code. We printed out the code and placed one on each table at the dinner. The QR code took them directly to the event site which allowed them to pick and choose what pictures they wanted to upload. And upload they did! After the reunion we sent a link to all classmates, and even people who couldn’t attend, were able to feel like a part of the evening’s festivities. Thanks for an excellent and economical solution to our photo needs!”
Bob Jeffries
Catherine Strobel
“The site is so user friendly especially for those not too comfortable with technology!”
Catherine Strobel
Phillip Jones
“Dropevent was a hit for our family reunion. It was so easy for family members of all generations to share pictures straight from their devices. We will use Dropevent for all of our future events.”
Phillip Jones
Kimberly Anderson
“DropEvent is so easy to use and we had 200 photos uploaded the day after our wedding of 50 guests. We just printed table tents with our QR code on them and made one announcement. They look great and the videos do too!”
Kimberly Anderson
Joel Stanley

“We used DropEvent for a medium sized wedding. Well worth the moderate cost, the guests loved that it was simple and that they didn't need to install an app or create an account, and it was a fantastic way to show pictures right away of the event to folks that couldn't make it (we have to wait a while for the professional photos). Overall, a very well designed and convenient service, and one that I will recommend to others when the need comes up in other .”

Joel Stanley
Bobby Carter
“Thank you for creating a platform that is user friendly and affordable! With DropEvent offering my invitees a way to upload their photos of our wedding celebration to a share without having to create an account - more than 100 photos have already been shared… with more on the way - So Grateful!”

Bobby Carter
Vernon Chan
“This is my first time using DropEvent and I could not be more satisfied. All of the non-tech savvy guests that attended our event are able to share and download photos with ease. The servers which hold our photos seem to have fast upload and download speeds. Bravo!”
Vernon Chan
Paul Zykofsky

Took me a few hours of research to find a website that would work well to collect and display photos and videos from a recent high school reunion. There are a lot of photo-sharing websites out there but most seem to be designed either for professional photographers or to display photos live during an event. DropEvent seemed like the perfect fit for a high school reunion. I just started using it a few days ago and it's easy to use. They give you 45 days for everyone to upload their photos and videos. You can organize the photos and videos into folders so they're easier to view. You can add captions and choose whether to display photos with small thumbnails or larger images. You can set up your page with a password so only your classmates have access to the images and, if they want, you can set it up so that they can download any photos or videos they like. And, finally, the tech support has been amazing. I've been getting quick replies to all of my questions

Paul Zykofsky
Noe Valenzuela

Thank you. We were very happy with the results of using dropevent as a photohosting site for our wedding. Our guests took some amazing photos/videos and it was fun to relive the moment through their eyes.

Noe Valenzuela
Cori Williams

DropEvent is exactly what we were hoping for!  It has been easy for our summer camp teachers to all upload their photos into one central space that I can then share with our campers’ families.

Cori Williams
Camp Director
Stoney Creek Farm
Clayton Halliburton

We needed to compile family photos for 400+ teammates as a safety initiative at our plant. DropEvent made this simple and even allowed us to create individual links for our teammates to upload their photos to their corresponding department. We will be using DropEvent again in the future.

Clayton Halliburton
Melissa Baxter

“I searched high and low for a service that would minimize barriers of needing to create an account, download an app, and more.“After a tragic death, this was the best way to gather photo memories of our loved one. The platform made photo sharing seamless and will help the family grieve and honor the memories.“Every funeral home should be using your technology as a service to their families! Just wanted to share my gratitude. Thank you!”

Melissa Baxter
Terra Haddad

Drop event really has been amazing. We are able to share photos with our friends far and wide. We are able to live moments of the event through the lens of all our family and friends! It’s a beautiful way to share our photos!

Terra Haddad
Stephanie Hobson

"DropEvent was perfect for collecting photos from the wedding guests. I'm the "techy" friend and have set up photo sharing for several events over the years. DropEvent was the easiest, and best priced service I've ever used. Instead of looking for something new, next time I'm recommending DropEvent."

Stephanie Hobson
Joshua Madden

"I'm so glad we found DropEvent for our wedding! It was the perfect tool for crowdsourcing all the amazing photos that our guests took. The fact that guests didn't need to create an account to upload their photos (directly from their phones), and were able to see all the other uploads (our choice) made the experience seamless and enjoyable. We had so much fun watching the photos roll in after the big day, and our guests were really impressed too. Highly recommended!”

Joshua Madden

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