Summer camps can be a great experience for kids but not always a great experience for your wallet. So how do you give your kids these special memories without losing their college fund? How about trying some new camps? There are lots of ways that kids can have the camp experience without you having to spend over $100. Here are some camps going on this summer that fit into that category.
- John Ball Zoo Summer Discovery – They have several options for people. You can register for an overnight adventure that costs $50 or you can sign up for one of their 2 day or 4 day camps for just $70. You can start early registration by going here.
- Camp Blodgett – Their fee is based on a sliding scale so it will depend on how many people are in your family and what your income is.
- Camp Tall Turf – This camp also charges based on a sliding scale. They seem to be located right here in Grand Rapids.
- Blandford Nature Center Summer Day Camps – They have a variety of camps that range from $30 to $160. Obviously there’s a lot in between. There are plenty of camps that cost $70 as well.
- Summer Art Camp – This one is a day camp at the Grand Rapids Art Museum. Ok, so it’s actually $105 for this camp but that’s still a really good price for camp.
- Humane Society Summer Camps – These are also day camps and you have seven different ones to choose from. They range in prices from $30-95 per camp.
- Ada Township Summer Day Camps – If you look at the Ada township home page they have a tab for Parks & Recreation. Click on that one to see the youth programs and you’ll find info. on day camps that range from $35 to 50 plus summer activities that range in price.
- YMCA Summer Fun Clubs – These are available at different YMCA’s and range in price from $35/day to $150/week.
- Calvin College Wetlands & Woodlands Day Camp – This is a nature oriented day camp that has three different options to choose from and different age groups as well. The younger ones cost $85-95 and the older ones are $130.
- Camp Curiosity – This camp is at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. There are 16 different camps to choose from that are under $100. They start at $70 for a 3 day camp.
- Kendall College of Art & Design Day Camps – These are slightly over the $100 mark because they cost $105. That’s still a great price for this kind of experience.
- Theatre Day Camp – This is being offered by Kenowa Hills Public Schools. The cost for this camp is just $65.
There are still more yet to come so stay tuned for another article like this one!