Summertime and the living is…expensive, especially if have children to send to camp.
Sure, it’s a seminal childhood experience. (Every day at pickup, my five-year-old regales me with tales of arts and crafts, swimming and puppet shows.) But the cost? Oof. Let’s just say, as a Brooklyn-based mom, I winced while plugging in my credit card details and clicking “buy”; It’s running me an average of $800 a week for full-time care until 3:30…and that’s before I pay the after-camp sitter.
All this got me thinking: What are moms across the country paying for their kids’ summer camp experiences? We polled hundreds of families to ask them about their total spend and how they feel about it. Here’s a selection of their responses.