If you’re only offering camps in summer, you could be missing out on a huge opportunity. Here, 4 tips to help you plan school break camps and workshops.
by ActivityHero Staff
Did you know kids are out of school for 6 weeks during the school year?
Offering one day and holiday camps is a great way to provide parents with much needed childcare and an opportunity for you to expand your school year programs. Plus, holiday break camps promote your summer camps and other activities.
Here are some tips to get you started:
- Look at the calendars of school districts near you and note when school is out. If you’re in the Bay Area, ActivityHero has made it easy to see all the calendars in one place — see our Bay Area School District calendars sorted by counties.
- Offer one-day camps and workshops. One-day options are hugely popular with parents, so don’t overlook those one-day school closures. Consider offering a one-day camp or workshop for $60-$80/child on days when kids are out of school but parents still have to work — like Veteran’s Day, Teacher Work Days, and parent conference days.
- Don’t panic if your registrations come in late. Camps that operate during the school year see a lot of last minute registrations, so don’t worry if you are not full three weeks out from camp. Parents tend to forget about school closures and find themselves scrambling last minute to find options.
- Get your schedules up on your website — and on ActivityHero — early. Families plan their holidays a lot earlier than you might guess, so be sure to get your schedules posted ASAP. Also, at the end of every summer camp session, be sure to let your current customers know you are offering school holiday camps.
In addition to your fall camps, be sure to add your after-school programs and workshops to ActivityHero, too! If you don’t already have a listing you can create one now.