DENVER - Summer camps aren't cheap. They can range anywhere from $150 a week to $700 a week, depending on what kind of camp you are looking for.
In 9NEWS' edition of Summer Camp 101, here are some tips the help ease that burden.
- Talk with the camp's director about scholarships or other financial aid. For example, some sports camps hold tryouts for scholarships.
- Find out if you can use the federal tax credit for child care expenses. Up to 35 percent of your costs may qualify. However, there is a cap of $3,000 per child.
- Ask your employer if they offer a flexible spending account for dependent care. You can decide how much pre-tax money you want deducted from your paycheck for child care costs. There is a limit and it varies from company to company.