Enrollment Inspiration: Think Outside the Box/Country!

Ready to shake up your recruitment strategy? Conjure the remarkable “reward" side of the risk/reward ratio by revisiting the JCamp 180 Enrollment ROI tool, and then allocate some resources to a new target market abroad. 

For example, Camp Ramah in the Rockies began a relationship with the Jewish community of Mexico City in 2013. This relationship is now yielding twenty Jewish-Mexican campers each summer. Even as a one-time new recruitment achievement, that conservatively represents $140,000 net revenue after six years (using our ROI tool). Just consider the value on a recurring basis! 

And beyond the substantial enrollment and revenue implications, these new campers are a powerful expression of the camp’s mission. They also drove a fascinating new programming direction, which has the potential to increase domestic recruitment and retention as well. 

What new market might you tap into in your camp enrollment efforts?

Image Credit: Mexico City's Congregation Bet El

Written by Aron Goldman. Aron is a Mentor with JCamp 180. Aron’s focus areas at JCamp 180 include camper enrollment, recruitment, and retention. He also directs our year-long Enrollment Program. Aron also has experience working as a consultant with grassroots, regional, national, and international organizations in the areas of capacity-building, strategy, and systemic change.

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