Business, Marketing, and Life Advice for Play-Based Business Owners

6 Proven Marketing Tips to Boost Summer Camp Sales for Indoor Playground Owners in 2024

Jan 05, 2024

There may be snow on the ground right now where you live like there sure is outside my window here in New York but it’s that time of year again.  YES, it’s time to talk about summer camps.

And you may be thinking, “GEEZ Michele, it’s way too early for that, I’m still recovering from the holidays”-- but if that’s you, you’d unfortunately be incorrect. I can pop into any moms group in my local area right now and there are at least 12 posts...

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8 Alternative Ways To Boost Summer Profit And Accomodate Field Trips and Groups At Your Indoor Playground Business, Even With Limited Space!

May 21, 2023


Well, it’s May and that means field trip season is upon us.

Just the other day I chaperoned my son’s second grade field trip to the science museum and PHEW– it was a hectic day.

And it got me thinking about the various requests we would get at our indoor playground facility regarding field trips from daycares and preschools– as well as what worked, and what didn’t.

Because this is the beginning of the SLOWEST open play season here in New York, and for...

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Answering FAQ's About Offering Summer Camps As An Indoor Playground Owner

Jan 30, 2023

After publishing my Profitable Play Podcast episodes about designing and executing summer camps, I got a lot of questions about offering summer camps as an indoor playground in general and the legalities of it– so I wanted to take some time here to answer some of the most-asked questions.

(And P.S. if you’d prefer to listen instead of read, all of these questions are also answered in a FAQ podcast episode on my Profitable Play podcast here!)

I also have an article here about how...

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Designing And Operating A Summer Camp Program At Your Play Cafe Or Indoor Playground Business

Jan 27, 2023

Summer camps are a great way to provide children with a fun and enriching experience while also adding to your bottom line as an indoor playground or play cafe owner. This added revenue can reduce the seasonality of your business and therefore provide you with a more consistent and predictable income year-round. 

However, running a summer camp is no easy task. 

To ensure the success of your camp, it is important to be organized, efficient, and lean into the strengths of your space...

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10 Tips For Booked-Out Summer Camps At Your Indoor Playground Business!

Jan 27, 2023

It may be January right now, but I need to take you ALL the way to summertime. And while it may not feel like summer outside of your window (if you live anywhere that’s similar to New York, where I live), I need you to enter that state of mind right now, at least for the next few minutes. That’s right, we are talking all about summer camps for your indoor playground or play cafe business.

(And by the way, if you prefer to listen, you can hear this same info on my Profitable Play...

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Can I Send You My NEW Free 2023 "What's Working In The Indoor Play Industry" Guide?

I asked 7 Play Cafe Academy and Play Maker Society members what is working RIGHT NOW in their businesses to attract customers and grow sales. I want to send you their answers in my FREE newly updated 2023 "What's Working" Guide!