We’ve picked through our Community Guide and have selected a couple of weeks of Day Camps for our boys. They’ll head to a community centre and do arts, crafts, swimming, and gym activities for a week in July, and a week in August. The rest of the time, they’ll be home.
At $150 a week for each Day Camp, and 2 kids, it was all we could afford to do. The weekends will be filled with camping, and hiking, and all sorts of fun stuff, but during the week they’ll be kicking it around the house with our Nanny, or heading to local parks to meet with friends.
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Some of the summer camps in our community looked spectacular, but were tough to co-ordinate commutes with our work schedule, or too expensive. For us, expensive meant upwards of $300 for a week of 8-5 Day Camping. I can’t imagine what it’s going to be like when sleep away camp, or a specialized sport camp begs to become a line item in our family budget.
That all said, some people have no problem breaking the bank when it comes to giving their kids summer adventures. Business Insider has rundown of some of the most expensive summer camps for kids.
The cost of these camps starts at $10 000 for the summer, and goes up from there. As much as I am not looking forward to having the kids whining “I’m bored” every day during their vacation, I can’t imagine packing them up and shipping them out for 7-10 weeks of sleepaway camp. Isn’t summer supposed to be a great family bonding time?
You can see the highlights below, or find the whole list at the Business Insider.