Summer Camps: Pricing for Profit [7FMS Ep. #60]

by Daniel Patterson


In this episode, we talk about pricing, profit, expenses, and roles that you need to make summer your MOST PROFITABLE quarter of the year.

If you already have a camp, or you want to begin one… this is a must-hear episode!

Here’s what we cover in the episode:

  • Outlining the process for creating a profitable and sustainable camp business
  • Setting a price – Comparing to other camps
  • Setting a priceBuilding a member discount
  • Building inventoryDeciding how many group classes & students you need
  • Building inventory – Filling up your classes gradually
  • Building inventory Moving the pieces around to form your perfect camp
  • Generating revenueAdding extended days & early drop-off
  • Generating revenue – Adding in-camp private lessons
  • Analyzing your profit margins and the true cost of implementing a camp
  • Analyzing expenses – Discovering your people-power expenses and hiring your camp team
  • Analyzing expensesLearning about all the extra costs you may not even think about
  • Creating a simple, easy budget for your summer camp
  • Target percentages for profitability in your summer camp

Not only that we talk at length about the roles for which you need to hire.

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Daniel Patterson is a private teacher, writer, and marketing consultant for music schools. He began teaching in 2004. He co-founded and led marketing operations for a summer music camp that sees over 200 children each summer.

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