While regular martial arts classes can dip in attendance over the summer with students going on vacations, there are still plenty of families that need a safe, structured place for their children to be at Monday - Friday.
Here are three strong reasons why to promote and host a summer camp.
1. Tuition Income
According to Care.com, the average rate for a sports camp ranges from $500 - $1,000 per week. On the lower end, a summer camp hosted by the local community recreation center can be a little as $50 per week.
Most martial arts schools range from $75 - $275 per week for an 8 - 10-week summer camp.
Here is what the income potential is for a $149 per week camp. This doesn't include snacks, exam fees, uniforms, and sparring gear.
Weekly tuition Students Weekly tuition Weeks Total Tuition
$149.00 10 $1,490.00 10 $14,900.00
$149.00 15 $2,235.00 10 $22,350.00
$149.00 20 $2,980.00 10 $29,800.00
$149.00 25 $3,725.00 10 $37,250.00
$149.00 30 $4,470.00 10 $44,700.00
$149.00 35 $5,215.00 10 $52,150.00
$149.00 40 $5,960.00 10 $59,600.00
$149.00 45 $6,705.00 10 $67,050.00
$149.00 50 $7,450.00 10 $74,500.00
2. Feed Your After-School Program.
One of the main reasons schools host summer camps is that a high percentage of the kids in the camp will transfer into your after-school program.
3. Massive Retention
If you host an exciting summer camp, you have a great chance of enrolling the kids into your after-school or regular evening classes. However, there is a big difference in retention.
Evening/standard classes struggle to keep kids for even 8 - 12 months. However, because an after-school program is structured to be part of the weekday routine, the kids stay with the program for years. It's not uncommon for kids to stay with your after-school program for 5 - 8 years. They
just get used to it like going to school each day.