Summer fun: Increased expenditure on recreational activities will fuel industry growth

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 more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Forecast Growth 16-21
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Niche camps centered on particular sports are growing in popularity
  • Persistent obesity represents an opportunity for camps specializing in weight loss
  • Spending on recreation services is poised to grow over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Summer Camps industry carries a low market share concentration. This low concentration can be largely attributed to the widespread nature of the industry, as most firms and their establishments cater mostly to specific regions or to niche consumer bases across the entire United States. The industry's top two firms, the YMCA and the Boy Scouts of America, are longstanding organizations that have a presence in most every state. Other than those two large organizations, though, many summer camps are organized by local, not-for-profit institutions like churches, schools or day-care programs. Additionally, the majority of industry firms are generally private, family-run companies. Ove...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Summer Camps Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Summer Camps Industry are

  • Access to niche markets
  • Having a good reputation
  • Level of security provided
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of K-12 students and Total recreation expenditure in the Summer Camps industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Summer Camps Industry?

    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.

    Industry Products
  • Swim Camps
  • Climbing Camps
  • Horseback Riding Camps
  • Teambuilding Camps
  • Community Service Camps
  • Farming/Ranching/Gardening Camps
  • Wilderness Camps
  • Industry Activities
  • Providing overnight recreational camping
  • Selling meals, snacks and nonalcoholic beverages prepared for immediate consumption
  • Providing room or unit accommodation for travelers and others
  • Collecting tuitions or fees and membership dues
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of K-12 students
  • Total recreation expenditure
  • Households earning more than $100,000
  • Participation in sports

  • Current Performance
  • Spending rises
  • Demographic trends
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Further spending increases
  • Market potential to improve
  • Increasing competition
  • Table: Summer Camps Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Summer Camps Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Civic, Social & Youth Organizations
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Egg & Poultry Wholesaling
  • Frozen Food Wholesaling
  • Fruit & Vegetable Wholesaling
  • Furniture Wholesaling
  • Insurance Brokers & Agencies
  • Land Leasing
  • Soft Drink, Baked Goods & Other Grocery Wholesaling
  • Sporting Goods Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Wilderness Camps
  • Swim Camps
  • Teambuilding Camps
  • Climbing Camps
  • Community Service Camps
  • Horseback Riding Camps
  • Farming/Ranching/Gardening Camps
  • Chart: Summer Camps Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Adolescents aged 10 to 12
  • Children aged 9 years and younger
  • Adolescents aged 13 to 17
  • Adults 18 and older
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Summer Camps Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Marketing, insurance and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Summer Camps

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Summer Camps Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Summer Camps Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Summer Camps Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Total Recreation Expenditure (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A small store or kiosk where food and beverages may be purchased during limited hours of each camp day.
  • Day Camp
  • A camp at which participants attend during the day but leave at night to return home or elsewhere.
  • Overnight Camp
  • A camp at which campers spend the night in accommodations on the premises.
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