Campseekers Unveils the Industry's First National Network of School Break Childcare Programs

Campseekers, a wellness benefits company that helps top employers attract and retain working parents by providing access to discounted school break child care options, has expanded to include programs in all 50 states, including Washington, DC.

Now the only national network of school break and overnight programs that specifically serves employees, Campseekers allows employers to help solve employee child care dilemmas regardless of location. With Campseekers, employers are given private access to a national database of school break and camp programs. Employees search the database for programs based on personal preferences such as a local one-day program or an overnight summer camp overseas, then purchase specific programs at a discounted rate. 

Many young families take advantage of employer-provided daycare and back-up care options, but when school begins for children around age 6, employers provide little to no benefit support to parents who need approximately 14 weeks of child care coverage for school age children. The number of lost hours due to school breaks (when parents have to take time off from work in order to care for their children) result in lost productivity of $20 billion per year.

“Employer-supported child care programs are a coveted employee benefit, yet very few, if any, new child care-related benefits have emerged in almost a decade,” said Shayne Gilbert, founder of Campseekers. “With more than 60% of U.S. households containing two working parents, quality, reliable child care – and the costs and logistics that come with it – is a top concern for millions of Americans. Campseekers was created to give top employers a simple and low-cost wellness benefit to meet this need.”

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