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Summer Camp – Can You Afford It?

Q : My children are begging for camp this summer, I’m just not sure it is in my budget. Guidance please!

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Budgeting for family fun is important, especially in the summer. Most summer camps last from one week to the entire summer, and average fees range somewhere between $200-$400 per week, according to the American Camp Association. So, before deciding on which camp, first determine if your child is even ready for a camp experience and if it fits in your budget.

With a wealth of options in every price point, you can find a summer experience that fits even the thriftiest household budget. Here’s how:

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Rachel Namoff is a financial literacy expert and managing partner at Arapaho Asset Management, aamisit.com.

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