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 every year since 2014 as unemployment has fallen, contributing to industry revenue gains. However, at the same time, competition from instructional day camps, which are excluded from this industry, has been increasing, limiting revenue growth. With regard to demand, demographics play an important role in establishing the Summer Camps industry's primary markets. Children and adolescents from relatively affluent households are the primary customers of recreational and educational camps. Although the image of summer camp as a retreat to nature in a rustic setting, such as in camps run by the Boy Scouts of America, still holds true for most establishments, the industry has grown to encompass more specialized overnight offerings, bolstering industry profit margins. Over the five years to 2024, the industry is expected to experience a marginal increase in the number of children and adolescents it serves, improving expenditure on recreational activities and gains in sports participation.
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.
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