We’re seeing significant growth in families enrolling in multi-day camps to provide an accelerated learning experience and help their learners build new skills.
To have classes listed on the Summer Camps page, your class must meet the following requirements:
- Must meet 2 or more times within one week. The total duration can be up to 8 weeks, but we suggest offering just 1 or 2 week camps.
- The class must meet in the live format.
- Sections must start between May 2021 and August 2021.
More families are also subscribing to weekly Ongoing Classes. Parents like this format because they only need to enroll once without worrying about additional scheduling. As for educators, ongoing classes are a great opportunity to make your earnings more predictable and build longer-term relationships with your learners. And, heads up, ongoing classes can be listed as camps.
4 Tips for Getting Summer Enrollments
- Use “camp” in your class title. Putting the word camp in the course description will increase interest in your summer classes.
- Schedule sections that start in May through July. These are the peak times for summer camps. Scheduling during these months can improve your chances for showing up in Outschool’s search results.
- Offer multiple start dates and times. We recommend 3+ available sections per class for the best parent response. Try mornings, afternoons, and evenings.
- Experiment with themes. Incorporate skill-building or summer themes into your class titles and descriptions, like Finance & Fun Camp: How To Use Money: Saving, Investing, Giving, or Science in the Kitchen: Camp Cook-Alongs 2021.
For all other formats, we’ll continue our year-round marketing to drive families to one-time, short, semester, and flex classes scheduled over the summer.