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Keeping Things Cheap: Summer Camp Savings Ideas

Posted on 24 July 2016

It's that time of year again, school is nearly out and parents are looking for ways to keep the kiddos busy during the summer months. Summer camp is an ideal answer. It's great fun to get out and have fun and meet new friends. Parents will appreciate that the kids are busy and safe while they take a much-needed break. Summer camp may be a perfect solution for everyone involved, except for one minor issue, funding.

Kids Summer Camp

Just like anything else, summer camp costs money. It's important to plan ahead if you want to have the kids at summer camp for a time. Summer camps cost a small fortune for the higher end camps that will keep your little ones busy. Higher end camps can cost upwards of ten thousand dollars. General interest camps may be less costly, however, they are still several thousand dollars. Finding a reasonably priced summer camp that will keep your kids safe and comfortable shouldn't be such a hassle.

Summer Camp Savings Ideas

There are several potential solutions. You can find the most reasonably priced camps and work out deals ahead of time to help reduce the overall cost of the camp. Parents can search for the best deals and find the best ways to reduce the cost by searching ahead of time and not waiting for the last minute.

Less expensive camps are available if you know where to look. Of course the more advertised a camp is, the more costly it's going to be. Local camps offer many great benefits in that the kids are close while at camp yet far enough away that parents get a break. Other options are non-profit camps that don't publicize. Church and youth camps are another solution. Another way to reduce the cost is by choosing a day-camp. Day camps are an ideal solution if the kids aren't going to stay the night but need to be gone during part of the day while parents are working.

Some camps offer a scholarship and others allow older kids to "work" at the camp by helping with younger campers. Many offer low-cost opportunities to lower income families. There are also partial scholarships or camperships as well. Many parents will also receive a tax break for using summer camps in lieu of day cares.

While it's not always easy to find, there are so many potential solutions that just about any kid can go to camp, you just have to do your research and find the right deals.

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