Baseball camp can be the highlight of an athlete’s summer. The challenge, the competition, the opportunity—they’re all endless and totally worth it.
You know what’s also worth it? Finding ways to save.
Send your athlete to the camp of his dreams and keep your wallet fat with these 6 ways to save on camp costs.
Early bird discounts
The early bird gets the worm—and this season the worm is a big chunk of cold hard cash. Camps love it when athletes sign up early, so they’ll typically offer a discount. They have spots to fill and you have money to save—it’s a win-win.
Are you sending multiple kids to the same camp? If so, you can typically snag a multi-camper (sibling) discount. Sometimes camps offer the same discount for cousins, neighbors, or family-friends. Simply as the camp organizers and see what you can work out together.
Holiday flash sales
Just like retailers, camps offer flash sales that come and go quickly, saving you lots on camp costs. Always keep your eyes peeled and act quickly when they appear—you won’t want to miss out on major savings.
If your child is under 13 and attending day camp, you may be able to use your Dependent Care FSA for reimbursement on camp costs. Look into your plan to find out more.
Children of employees
If you’re sending your athlete to a camp hosted by the college you work at, you’re in luck! Many college camps offer discounts to the children of employees. Simply contact the event director prior to registering and ask if such a discount is offered (they often aren’t advertised).
Rule #1: Always ask. Camps won’t always advertise their discounts, sometimes you’ve got to ask around—but the payoff is worth it.