My first reaction to the last day of camp is—Oh Great another hour of sleep! But almost immediately it turns to hysteria—for the past nine weeks with every Monday came the excitement of the daily camp deposit to the bank!
Here at the LEC one of our largest revenue streams is our camp revenue, especially our summer camps.
This summer we had a great summer of camp programs! We had 3 weeks of Horse Lover’s Camp (beginners 7-12), 2 weeks of Small Fry Camp (ages 4-6), 2 Pony Princess weeks (for our pony princesses ages 4-8), 1 week of Horse Crazy Intermediate Camp (more experienced ages 7-12), 1 week of Games Camp (just mounted games all day!), 2 weeks of our HOOF sponsored camp, 1 week ProEquest (for our kids ages 15 and up with an interest in the equine profession), 1 week Competitive Edge for our competitive riders), our annual Mammoth Cave Great Horse Camping Adventure, and one 2 day Camp Out here at the LEC . . . whew! It just flew by!
But here it is Monday and no campers. I know the instructors will enjoy getting back to their regular lesson scheduling—but will be sad without 30-40 lessons each day. The lesson horses are probably out standing in the field wondering what’s going on! Where’s all those red shirted munchkins coming to drag us in the barn?
But as a manager you know the struggle it is to keep those lessons coming—oh that camp income made the check book so great. You start imagining if it always looked like that . . .
But all good things must come to an end—and even though it is still hot those darned campers have to stop all the fun and go back to school. And I need to get to work planning all the fall activities and stuff planned. But I did enjoy the hour’s sleep!