Business At A Glance
Startup Costs: $10,000 – $50,000
Online Operation? No
Every year thousands of children and adultsattend numerous sports camps across North America, and launching asports camp has the potential to be a very profitable business venture,not to mention a whole lot of fun. The theme of the sports camp canvary from hockey to baseball to gymnastics, and just about any sport inbetween.
The camp can cater to training kids or adults or both, and canbe based on a day camp or weeklong format that includes accommodationsfor the camps’ participants. If possible try to recruit a local sportscelebrity to assist in coaching or training at the camp or at least awell-known amateur or professional athlete or coach who will publiclyendorse the sports camp.
The amount of income that can be earnedoperating a sports camp will greatly depend on a number of factors,including seasonal or year-round facility, number of participantstrained, operating format, and overhead.
Market the camp by ways oftraditional print advertising and by initiating a direct-mail campaignaimed at sports and social clubs, associations, and at corporationslooking for interesting ways to build a ‘team player’ attitude foremployees.
There are numerous requirements to starting this type ofbusiness, including safety and liability issues, equipment andlocation, special skills, and experience in the chosen sport. However,for the determined entrepreneur the time spent researching, planning,and setting up this type of business venture has the potential tojustify the effort both financially and personally.