We are in our third year of running the Create and Play Summer Camps at our eBash stores and each year is more exciting than the last. Our first year in 2013 we offered 7 weeks of classes in our Indianapolis store and 7 weeks of classes in our Terre Haute store and averaged 14 kids per week.
In 2014 we offered 7 weeks in Indianapolis, 2 weeks in our Evansville franchise location and 2 weeks in our Terre Haute store. That year we hosted 18 campers each week on average.
This year in 2015 we only offered 6 weeks of classes in our Indianapolis store and 1 week of classes in our Terre Haute store. It took us three years to figure out this model, but each week instead of featuring one or maybe two courses we featured 3 different courses for campers. We averaged 27 kids each week at our camps this year!
We continue to also offer mobile classes throughout the year through partners at different locations such as the Terre Haute Children’s Museum. These courses are set-up to be a single day class or an after school program. Check out this cool story that the local news covered from one of our mobile camps:
Overall we are extremely happy with our camp programs and love seeing some of the same kids return each year to continue learning real-world skills through their love of video games. We hope to perhaps develop this program into something that can consistently run around the year and teach more advanced systems and techniques for the students that want to keep pursuing a career in video game design or other technology training.