Volleyball camps are exciting, challenging, and totally worth it.
But that doesn’t mean finding ways to save some cash isn’t also worth it.
Send your athlete to the camp of her dreams and keep your wallet fat with these 6 ways to save on camp costs.
Early bird discounts
We all know the early bird gets the worm—and in this case, the worm is a nice chunk of change saved on camp registration. Camps love it when athletes get on the ball early and commit to attending, so they’ll usually offer a discount.
If you have multiple kids attending the same camp, you can typically snag a multi-camper (sibling) discount. Sometimes you can even pull this off with cousins, neighbors, or family-friends. Just ask the camp organizers and see what you can work out. They want campers and you want to save some cash—it’s a win-win.
Holiday flash sales
Keep your eyes peeled for any flash sales camps may have. Just like retailers, camps offer specials that come and go quickly, often saving you lots on camp costs. The trick is to always be looking and act quickly when they appear.
If your child is under 13-years-old and attending a 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
Sending your little athlete to a camp run by the college you work at? Congrats! 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).
If you are attending a Team Camp, sometimes local booster clubs will offer to pay for a portion of your team’s tuition to camp.
Rule #1: It can’t hurt to ask. Camps won’t always advertise their discounts, sometimes you’ve got to ask around—but the payoff is worth it.