The North Carolina Youth Camp Association retained NC State University to evaluate the economic and fiscal benefits of the operations of summer residential camps in Western North Carolina (WNC) within four counties (Buncombe, Henderson, Jackson, and Transylvania) during the summer of 2010
This analysis showed that camps generated considerable economic impacts for the region. Moreover, substantial tax revenues were also generated.
Specifically, the total economic impact on the four counties in WNC from residential summer camps and their operations was approximately $365 million, with over 10,000 full-time equivalent jobs created beyond camp staff, and nearly $33 million in new tax revenues. You can find the full report below.