What makes a summer camp a "fancy camp?"

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What makes a summer camp a "fancy camp?"
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Mon, 05-23-2011 - 12:01pm
One of the terms that is often thrown around in the debate is "fancy summer camp." As in, "We can't take fancy vacations or send our kids to fancy summer camps on one income, but that's about all we sacrifice." What, in your opinion, is the difference between a "fancy" camp and a regular one?

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I've

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Mine have gone to music camps with full orchestra, sectionals, and private lessons every day over the course of a week. They've gone to language immersion camps, and to Space Camp and Future Astronaut Training programs. They've also been to church camps. I have heard all but the church camp described as "fancy camps." I don't know if it is cost, focus, or distance from home, but the term is usually used disparagingly, IME.
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ha, timing.

 

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ther's a YMCA overnight camp that costs 749.00/wk, i wouldn't call it fancy.

 

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The

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Anything that costs more than I have the money to spend. ;)
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Well, dd wasn't big on summer camps. But, one summer she went for one week (she was young and reluctant) to a very artsy-fartsy place with organic food, horsies of a rare, ancient breed and child minders who were teachers at some upscale private school. It was extremely nice and she had a wonderful time. I think it cost about 600 euros for the week.

Next year she went to what she and her cousins affectionately refer to as 'the prison camp." It was a public camp, run by one of the ministries, and, among other things, the kids had to wash their own clothes in large, cold-water sinks. They still had a great time though.

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WHen I answered, I thought she was talking about day camps.

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