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How I got 80% of my students to sign up in the first week.

Step 1 - Pick a date for the event and work backwards 4 - 6 months.
Step 2 - Know your final due dates for your expenses.
Step 3 - Determine the lowest price you can charge per kid.
Step 4 - Create tiered pricing (Early Bird, Regular, Late).
Step 5 - Promote the registration date one month in advance.
Step 6 - Give incentives to the first 3-5 kids who register.
Step 7 - Promote, Promote, and Promote.

Free Incentive Ideas

  • Student can choose their seat and seat mate on the bus.

  • Student can choose what free time activities they want to do before anyone else.

  • Student can choose their bed before anyone else.

  • Student can be the first to eat at each of the meals.

Promotional Material Suggestion & Links

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 The question sung every year, did Mary know? This game tests your students knowledge of inventions Mary may or may not have known.

The question sung every year, did Mary know? This game tests your students knowledge of inventions Mary may or may not have known.

 Pride deceives us and prevents us from seeing the truth. But this one-off message will show your students how humility can save their lives.

Pride deceives us and prevents us from seeing the truth. But this one-off message will show your students how humility can save their lives.

 Overstated: Fall Edition Game - We have overstated some simple Fall-themed words. Figure out the Fall-themed word or phrase to get the point for that round. Super silly and fun game that will be fun to play.

Overstated: Fall Edition Game - We have overstated some simple Fall-themed words. Figure out the Fall-themed word or phrase to get the point for that round. Super silly and fun game that will be fun to play.

 A one-off message and full night of programing on overcoming fear and doubt in our faith. (Game and small group questions are included.)

A one-off message and full night of programing on overcoming fear and doubt in our faith. (Game and small group questions are included.)

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