Published: Monday, 29 February 2016 10:35
Finding an affordable camp can be tough.
A camp experience is an investment that yields a lifetime of benefits, according to American Camp Association CEO Tom Holland. But not everyone has the funds to invest.
These days camp doesn’t come cheap. Most weekly day camps average at least $200 for one child. Add multiple weeks and it can get pricey.
It is possible, however, to give your child the classic camp experience without breaking the bank — if you know where to look.
“The American Camp Association believes the benefits of a camp experience are priceless, but we also realize that parents’ pockets aren’t bottomless,” Holland says. “There is a camp out there for every child and for every budget.”
From available discounts to low-cost programs, here are six ways to save on camp this summer. Be sure to check with the camps for current pricing as prices may have changed.
Published: Friday, 07 April 2017 00:00
Making sure kids are safe at camp is serious business.
Teresa Favero’s 7-year-old son left camp last summer with an adult who didn’t have permission to take him.
Published: Tuesday, 28 February 2017 00:00
Mary Charlotte Gitlin spent most of her summers as a camper at Camp Wright in Stevensville, so the natural transition was to become a counselor in training, or CIT.
Published: Monday, 05 March 2012 00:00
By Denise Yearian
Summer day camp is a place where children can stretch their minds, exercise their bodies, develop new interests and create lasting friendships. But preparation is key. So how can you help your child make the most of his day camp experience? Here are 12 tips to get you going.
Published: Tuesday, 21 February 2017 13:39
Jason Middleton, a dad of two from Queenstown, loved summer camp so much as a kid he's been going back with his whole family for the past three years.
Middleton has been attending “family camp” at Camp Pecometh in Centreville — the same camp he went to as a kid and worked as a counselor. The memories he made and lessons he learned there were invaluable, he says, so he wanted his kids, ages 5 and 3, to experience camp early.