Don't suffer sticker shock when the credit card bills roll in. Keep track of all the costs of summer camp now.
When you're shopping for the right camp, figure the full cost of attending each one on your list. Ask about required equipment, transportation, and other fees and expenses. At some camps, additional expenses might only be spending money for the camp canteen; at other camps, required gear and expenses can match the tuition. Use the checklist below to tally the real cost.
Name of Camp:
Transportation to camp and back
Required clothing and gear
Care-package contents and postage
Other: shipping of gear, fees for special programs, etc.