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Five Great Ways to Save on Summer Camp

Plus six great summer camp deals from CertifiKID!

By Laura Miller, publisher of Macaroni KID Appleton-Waupaca-Oshkosh, Wisc. April 17, 2022

Along with the labels and two sleepaway camps below, other camps available for affiliate deals on CK include: 


Nothing compares to the experience of summer camp! Kids learn so much and make memories that last a lifetime. With some creative preplanning, strategizing, and deal-finding, your child's camp dreams can come true this summer! Here are 5 creative ideas for how to pay for summer camp, along with five great summer camp deals from our sister site, CertifiKID!


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1. Look for early bird savings

Many camps offer 'early bird' savings to families who sign up before a certain date. Sometimes those savings can be significant! Check out your favorite camps to see if they offer early bird registration savings.


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2. Apply for scholarships and payment plans

Some summer camps may offer financial assistance and scholarships, so plan ahead and apply early! Other camps, typically faith-based camps, may offer a discount to members of certain congregations.

3. Work at the camp

If you also happen to be looking for work, consider applying for a job at the camp! My local YMCA offers employees a variety of perks, from a free family membership to discounts on camps.


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4. Have the kids contribute

If your child is old enough to work some odd jobs, it's a great time to teach them about working and saving for things they want. Some kid-friendly work includes dog walking, pet sitting, mowing lawns, and babysitting. Some kids may also prefer to ask for contributions to a "camp fund" instead of toys and other gifts for their birthday.

5. Find a great deal on CertifiKID

Our sister site, CertifiKID, offers great deals on things to do for kids. Right now they have offers for summer camps all over the country. You're sure to find something your kids will love and get a great deal too. Here are just five of the many great deals you can find for summer camps on CertifiKID:


Save up to $15 on Camp Invention registration

Camp Invention 
Use Code CI25 or CI15 to Save on Registration

View deal on CertifiKID

$10 Off Challenger Soccer Camp

$10 Off Challenger Soccer Camp 
Ages 3-16

View deal on CertifiKID

Additional $10 Off Breakthrough Basketball Camp

Additional $10 Off Breakthrough Basketball Camp 
Grades K-12

View deal on CertifiKID

Camp Chateaugay Sleepaway Camp

Camp Chateaugay Sleepaway Camp 
Ages 7-17

View deal on CertifiKID

Camp Stonewall Sleepaway Camp

Camp Stonewall Sleepaway Camp 
Grades 2-10

View deal on CertifiKID

$20 for $40 Worth of Personalized Laminated Camp Labels

$20 for $40 Worth of Personalized Laminated Camp Labels 

View deal on CertifiKID

Find even more summer camp deals on CertifiKID now!