Start a Summer Camp
Download our free guide (.PDF) and get started today. The guide contains:
- 50+ Pages of step-by-step instructions
- Checklists & Worksheets
- Resources & Inspiration to get you going
Also Download: How to Start Teaching STEM Enrichment Classes
Why are you giving away this guide for free? Because we want to see more STEM programs inspiring more kids, and because we want to help more people achieve the dream of starting a business. We hope you will find our curriculum and other tools helpful along the way, but you have no obligation to us whatsoever. If you start a program and inspire the kids in your community, that is plenty reward for us.
Is this a franchise? No. Curiosity Zone provides tools and inspiration to get you started, but you will name, build and run your own program.
Where can I offer camps? Just about anywhere. You could:
- Teach a camp in your backyard
- Rent space at a local church or community center.
- Offer “Science Nanny” services for the summer by doing science activities for half the day and taking kids out on educational field trips for the other half.
- Distinguish your day care program by offering daily science camp activities.
- Add science to your existing camp or enrichment program.
- Partner with a local day care to provide a daily science experience for their kids.
- Or. . . .?
How much money will it cost? You can launch a STEM summer camp for $500 or less.
How much money can I make? It’s entirely up to you. You could offer a “science nanny” camp in your backyard for six neighborhood kids, charge $100 and make $600/weel. Or you could rent space in a church, hold camps for 20+ kids, charge $150 and make $3000+/week.
How do I know what activities to do, and how do I explain the science? Create your own curriculum, or buy one of our proven, turn-key summer camp programs and we’ll walk you through it.
How do I sell my camps? There are lots of free ways to market a summer camp – leverage your school, church or neighborhood connections, advertise on social media, participate in festivals and community events, list your camp in local camp directories. . . .
What about all the legal, insurance, accounting stuff? This isn’t as scary as it seems. Our free guide will walk you through it.
What is a reasonable timeline? You can start a large summer camp program in June if you begin focusing on it by March. You could start a small camp program even later, but you will want to finish your planning in time to market the camps -- at least 2 months before the camp starts.
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