Camp Trends: Enrollment

Enrollment continues to rise

Each summer more than 14 million children and adults take advantage of the camp experience. In a 2016 Camper Enrollment Survey, approximately 80% of responding camps reported the same or higher enrollment than previous summers.

Female campers account for 56 percent of total enrollment while male campers account for 49 percent.

The most popular session length is one week or less, although the majority of independent camp operators offer four, six, and eight-week sessions.

Approximately 26% of camps serve youth who are transgender. About 58% of camps serve youth who are lesbian, gay or bisexual.

 

Overall Enrollment

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