Creating An Event

Kyle Morlack Updated by Kyle Morlack


This page will guide you through the entire process of creating an event.

Feel free to experiment with the different settings when creating an event. This is the time to explore how the different selections will impact your registration flow!

Have questions during the process? Reach out to our operations team at for help.


Create your Event:

To start, click on the "Create Event" tab found on your Admin Dashboard.


This is the event title your customer will see when visiting your website to register.

Informative and concise titles work best.

Make sure that you do not have camps with the same title. For example, Winter ID Camp I and Winter ID Camp II to distinguish between two separate events.


We recommend adding your locations to our system before creating your first event. Instructions for doing so can be found on our Adding a Location HelpDoc.

Use the smart location select field to add previously uploaded locations to your event.

Be sure to verify all locations have full addresses input. This will provide easy-to-use Google Maps links to your registration success and locations index pages.

You have the ability to create named locations in the field by using the "+" button on the right hand side of the field.

Selecting Your Dates:

Found below are the different Firewood event types you can choose from.

Each has a different way to successfully set event dates.

One Day Event:

Click the date once to initially select it - click it again to confirm.

Standard Date Range Selection:

For events spanning multiple days, your first click sets the event start date - your second click sets the event end date.

Sessions / Events On Non-Consecutive Days:

This is for events spanning days that are not consecutive (think training sessions every Friday for a 3-week period).

Simply click each of the dates sessions are taking place.

Be sure to change your Event Type to "Sessions" to select non-consecutive dates.
This feature is in beta and still being actively worked on. When editing your session dates you may need to double click to reset the datepicker (and in some instances, re-select your dates to ensure the system is aware of them).

Price Points:

Price Points allows you to set prices and capacity limits for camps. You are able to limit registrants for positions by selecting the relevant position from the dropdown.

As every event is comprised of unique blocks of customers, we know it can be valuable to distinguish between different camper types. This gives you the ability to offer early bird pricing specials, set different prices for residential and day campers, or even classify by position (field player / goal keeper).

You are able to hide Price Points. This is useful for turning early bird pricing on and off as well as if you wish to close registration for certain positions.

Price points may be deleted freely prior to an event being published and until someone has registered using that price point.

Admin Users are able to delete a price point after event creation as long as they remove the price point from any registrations it is attached to.
Setting Your Primary Price Point:

Only set one Primary Price Point.

This is the initial selection for users when they arrive at your event checkout page.

It is important that you do not hide your primary price point. We have a technical solution for that coming, but for now it is a headache.
Setting a Position Specific Price Point:

Event Type:

Selecting the correct event type allows your registration to flow exactly how you want.

Event Type also ensures that your date is formatted properly on your website.

Overnight Camp / Traditional ID Camp:

Selecting this Event Type adds GPA/SAT/ACT score, graduation year and roommate preference fields to the event registration process.

The dates for your event should be continuous and last two or more days.

One Day:

Selecting this Event Type ensures your date is formatted correctly.


Select non-consecutive days.

Day Camp:

Useful when running a day event for younger kids and do not want to collect recruiting data points.

ID Day Camp:

Selecting this Event Type adds data collection for GPA/SAT/ACT Score and graduation year.


Our smart age select field allows you to add age related information to your event.

This field is designed to be as flexible as possible - simply type in whatever description you need and click the "Add" button below the field to add it to your event and save for future use.

Only want your event open to Grades 9-10? Ages 5-11? Graduation Years 2023-2026? These can all be easily added and re-used in the future.


Milestones allow you to highlight specific points of information about your event.

Milestones appear on your Event pages above your Event Description.

This is the perfect spot to add pick up and drop off times.

Event Description:

Event Description is where you should include more specific details about your event and why campers should attend. Market your product offering and provide important information like event schedule!

All Event Description information will be included in your registration confirmation email.

You can always edit your event description.

Event Photo:

Upload a high-quality, event specific photo.

This image will display prominently above your camp page.

Event Photo Sizing - We recommend images with a width of 960px and a height of 550px

Manage Event-Specific Toggles:

"Collect Tee Shirt Sizes?": Activation of this toggle turns on T-Shirt data collection.

"Publish": Activation of this toggle publishes your event to your Firewood site.

"Open For Business?": Activation of this toggle opens your event for registration.

Configuration: "Publish" Off / "Open for Business" On - Use this powerful configuration in scenarios to share a link allowing waitlisted campers access to registration without re-opening your event to the public.
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