Despite downturn, Amherst College sees summer program revenues increase

AMHERST, Mass. – In a bid to boost their bottom lines, colleges have always worked hard to host camps, enrichment courses and other programs to keep their campuses busy during the summer months, when most students are away.

While some colleges have seen declines in summer program enrollments, Amherst College has seen its 2011 summer revenues increase to about $1.6 million, from $1.3 million two years ago.