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
Business cards to advertise - GotPrint.com
Instagram Story Templates - Canva.com
Shirts & Hoodies (Local is great, SundayCool.com is amazing!)
Stickers - Stickermule.com (That is an affiliate link but you get a $10 credit so that is pretty sweet!)
Water Bottles (and other random promotional items I would go to DiscountMugs.com and peruse their clearance area)
Custom Cowbells - https://www.discountmugs.com/product/wcmus10-promotional-metal-cowbells/
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