Spendomai.com and subdomains are maintained by an Engineer with a passion for church camp. The overlap of the Engineer's skillset and the camp's needs have resulted in many things, like bunk beds, shower fixtures, a trebuchet, and databases.
The camp registration database started in Fall 2009 when the paper registration forms and Paradox database were showing their age. An Access database was written in time for the 2010 camp season, and online registration was added in 2011. As the needs of camp administrators and parents changed, it became apparent that a web-based database was the next step. After several years of work, the new web-based database was released in 2019.
Spendomai is a Greek word meaning poured out (like a drink offering). The word comes from Philippians 2:17, which says "Even if I am to be poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrificial offering of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all." (ESV). The sentiment comes from years of behind-the-scenes support of church camp volunteers. Those volunteers pour out the time and energy to help children grow closer to God, and it is with great joy and an attitude of worship that my time and talents are "poured out" to provide engineered solutions for God, for camp, for volunteers, for children, for the work of drawing folks closer to God.
If you would like to know more, I'm afraid you will have to wait. With time commitments to a family and full-time job, there is not currently enough time to pour out into new areas.