Do it now: Book your kid's summer camp

By May, popular camps will be booked solid. Here's a four-part plan for getting this project under control.

By Cybele Weisser, MONEY Magazine staff writer
March 27, 2006: 3:33 PM EST

(MONEY Magazine) - Letting your children sit on the couch all summer watching reruns of Punk'd might be cost-effective, but it's not exactly enriching. With more than 12,000 day and sleepaway camps in the U.S., there's almost certainly one that will suit your child's taste--and your budget. Don't wait: By May, popular camps will be booked solid.

Follow our four-step guide now.

Size Up Your Kid

Tally the Fees

Lower the Cost