Remember, a couple of years ago, I told everyone about a great website that can help you find a starting point in your camp search. DurhamSummerCamps.com lists lots of the areas great summer camps from sports to academic to musical camps tso you can pick ones your kiddos might be interested in. Camps from some of our Durham favorites such as Bull City Craft, Sew Crafty, YMCA, Museum of Life and Science, and more are listed on the website.
So, the fabulous folks at DurhamSummerCamps.com are offering one of our lucky readers a $100 gift certificate to ANY of the camps on their list! Can you believe it? If you win, you can register for any one of the camps and they will just give you $100 towards your costs. Awesome!
To enter, simply comment on this post on the blog or on facebook. In your comment, please tell us about your favorite Durham summer camp, whether it's on their list or not. You have until midnight on Wednesday February 19 at midnight to enter. So, think summer, and happy entering!
As an extra bonus, DurhamSummerCamps.com is also sharing with us some of their insider information on some money saving tips in your summer camp quest:
1) Take full advantage of early-bird discounts by registering now. You usually just have to put a deposit at this time, but you can lock-in on the lower registration price.
2) Ask for financial assistance NOW instead of waiting until May or June when those funds are already allocated. See if they have a sliding scale or offer to pay what you can and simply ask for help with the balance.
3) Offer to volunteer or work at the camp in exchange for a free camper registration. You will be able to see some of the fun programs that you child engages in--without being too much of a "helicopter parent."
4) Ask the camp director if you might be able to get a free (or discounted) camp registration if you are able to get 2-3 other children to register. That way, your child will also have their friends attending the same session and have even more fun as well.