American Camp Association

There is a camp for every child and every budget

How to afford camp, no matter your income.

The American Camp Association (ACA) believes that the benefits of the camp experience are priceless, but we also realize that parents' pockets aren't bottomless. However, there is a camp for every child and every budget, and we want to show you the opportunities available.

Finding out how to afford camp is easy — and there's plenty of help. The bottom line about camp costs is that there's a camp for just about every budget. Fees range from $75 to more than $650 per week for ACA-accredited resident and day camps. For example, did you know that these options are available:

Assistance offered from camps:

Assistance offered from the U.S. government:

© 2005 American Camp Association Inc. Founded in 1910, the American Camp Association is a national community of camp professionals and is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults through the camp experience.