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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Registered: 06-04-2003

All but one of our camps has a scholarship program.

My friend paid at least $5000 for her daughters camp - I think it was $1800 a week or maybe that was for 2 weeks. She went for 6 weeks. Lost 50lb. She is a counselor now.

I would not call it fancy though I doubt they camped in tents.

I think people form many images about

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it must depend on who you know, i have friends whose husbands are doctors and i have friends whose husbands/SOs are in more senior positions too, we don't talk these kinds of summers.

 

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Registered: 01-15-2006

a camp like that sounds like something dr.phil sends desperate guests to who need to lose weight, but i wouldn't even place that in the same category of

 

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Registered: 07-17-2007

After thinking about this a bit more.

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Registered: 06-04-2003

Oh great! Now I am really depressed - that looks glorious.

I can't afford it because I have to send my kids to fancy summer camps.

:smileytongue:

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Registered: 06-04-2003

It does sound that way - but it is just a summer camp that teaches kids how to eat healthy, cook and exercise.

Many camps here have a theme - horseback riding, lacrosse, football, art, jazz, acting.

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Registered: 06-04-2003

I agree - we get the "fancy" camp comment - "I choose not to send my kid to fancy camps".

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Registered: 07-17-2007

I do think kids need down time.

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Registered: 01-15-2006

i'm a little confused, how much LESS would a babysitter be?