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DarylWatton

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Tutoring at campsites
« on: May 05, 2014, 08:24:51 PM »
Does anyone think there is demand for tutoring kids of family on vacation? I'm thinking about  hanging out a shingle at campsites I stay at and offering to keep children's math, reading and writing skills warm while they enjoy summer vacay. Would campsites be opposed to this kind of solicitation?
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SeilerBird

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Re: Tutoring at campsites
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2014, 05:38:48 AM »
Generally speaking all RV parks and campgrounds are totally against commercial enterprises setting up shop in their park. Can you imagine driving through an RV park and every site has a neon light flashing?
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DarylWatton

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Re: Tutoring at campsites
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2014, 10:07:19 AM »
Well, I certainly wouldn't call what I do a "commercial enterprise", but I take your point. Surely it wouldn't be on the scale of a neon sign or even a permanent establishment. People tutor out of their homes all the time in residential areas not zoned for business. Is this any different?
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SeilerBird

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Re: Tutoring at campsites
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2014, 10:10:55 AM »
I doubt any RV park owner will want you generating traffic through his campground.
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Betty Brewer

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Re: Tutoring at campsites
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2014, 10:34:17 AM »
I am a former educator and while  I admire  your desire to tutor  kids,  I do not think the  market for  a vacation tutor would gain much  interest in  a campground. As  has been stated many campgrounds  forbid sales of  most types.  But more  I think a family on vacation has already factored in the learning loss of a vacation and planned ahead with  books, movies and family activities  that will  maintain skills.

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Wendy

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Re: Tutoring at campsites
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2014, 10:45:37 AM »
When I was a kid and on vacation, the last thing I wanted to do was anything that resembled school work. Now something like the NPS Junior Ranger program is a whole different story, wildlife and flower walks, history talks, campfire programs.
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dante2004

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Re: Tutoring at campsites
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2014, 05:49:36 PM »
You may have better luck proposing a "kids day camp for campers" with educational based activities.  That may meet your need to "tutor" while also providing a service to the campground.  I know Jellystone parks offer day time kids program (no idea if it is "educational"), but I would imagine this is through their corporate office...not just a local guy.  But the point is that it shows there is a market in some places for a structured kids activity.

True the kids are on vacation...but it gives them a chance to play with the other kids when mom & dad don't have activities planned.

 

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