Cut back on summer camp?

The economy impacts all of our lives — including kids going to summer camps.

Summer camp operators are more closely managing costs in response to lower demand, AJC reporter David Markiewicz writes.

“It’s been somewhat of a challenge,” Sean Nienow, a director of the National Camp Association, told Markiewicz. “There was a spike in interest in shorter stays. Families don’t want to tell their child they can’t go, but they’re still looking at ways to save money.”

With sleepaway camps running around $1,000 a week, and specialty camps about $200 to $300 per week, cutting back makes sense for many families, Markiewicz reports.

What about your family? Did you still send your child to summer camp?

Cut back on the number of weeks or the number of camps you register your child for?

Was is just too much for your budget this year? What is your kid doing instead?

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