The summer camp is very popular with teenagers and children. Whether it's for the youngest or the oldest, they love to leave home to discover a new environment and enjoy outdoor activities in nature.
The summer camp is the ideal choice for empowering a child. However, unfortunately, they are not always accessible for parents, and that is why some children cannot join them. In the following article, we give you some tips on how to find a affordable summer camp.
Why does the length of stay influence the price of a summer camp?
In general, a summer camp costs about 50 € à 70 € per day, for one child. So the longer the stay, the higher the price.
If you plan to send your child to a summer camp for a week, you will need to budget approximately 420 €. This is nothing compared to the 600 € for a 10 day stay. The duration of your colony is not a criterion to be taken lightly.
For the first time, we recommend a one-week stay. Your child has enough time to enjoy its colonyBut not enough to feel the nostalgia of home. But of course, if your child's maturity and your wallet allow it, you can opt for a longer duration.
Keep in mind that a child takes about three days to become familiar with a new environment. So if you are not at home for 15 days, it is impossible to take a camp of such duration. This is why we recommend the 10-day period or a week that is more beneficial for everyone.
Long or short trip to a cheap summer camp?
There is approximately a 25 % price difference between a nearby summer camp and a remote destination camp. So if you want to save a few euros, It is best to choose a summer camp close to your area.
In the event that the summer camp is organized at the other end of France, it is necessary to plan :
- additional travel expenses;
- a little extra spending money for your child;
- the availability of suitable transportation.
It is important to note that it is not necessary to go so far away for a child or teenager to enjoy their summer camp. The most important thing is to choose the right activities, and not the farthest destination.
What are the activities offered by the cheapest summer camps?
To avoid paying a small fortune, avoid activities such as paragliding or karting that require the assistance of a professional. The material and the protective equipment themselves increase the bill.
To fit the price of a summer camp into your small budget, look for centers that offer activities that can easily be done without a professional. For example, there is the beach, sports activities, games, cooking, cultural visits, hiking, etc.
It is important to know that you have access to some financial aids to cover the cost of your summer camp. VACAF, CAF, and CE are vouchers and vacation vouchers that offer you the opportunity to choose the best camps for your little one. In sum, the cost of a summer camp depends entirely on the quality of its activities, the destination and finally the length of stay.