The Summer Camps industry is tied closely to overall economic indicators such as per capita disposable income, population growth and leisure time. Disposable income has grown since 2011 as unemployment has fallen, contributing to industry revenue gains. At the same time, competition from instructional day camps, which are excluded from this industry, has been increasing, limiting revenue growth. As a result of the combination of these factors, IBISWorld expects industry revenue to increase over the five years to 2016. In the next five years, revenue is forecast to increase. The industry is expected to experience a marginal increase in the number of children and adolescents it serves, yet competition from day camps is projected to increase, especially from programs offering a niche focus on a sport or educational avenue.
This industry includes overnight recreational camps for adults and children. Camps may have themes and the industry includes outdoor adventure retreats. Camps generally provide accommodations and other amenities, such as cabins, fixed campsites, food services, recreational facilities and equipment, and organized activities. Campgrounds and instructional day camps are excluded.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.