There's still some snow on the ground, and spring isn't even here yet, but parents may want to get moving if they don't want their children shut out of summer camp.


The end of February and the first few weeks in March have become the unofficial start of summer camp decisions for families.

Susie Lupert, executive director of the American Camp Association, New York and New Jersey, said most camps at this point are taking registrations, and parents would be smart to make their choice now.

"It's helpful in terms of saving money. There's often early bird discounts," Lupert said.

The Association suggested prices have remained steady from last summer. They can still be steep, however, depending on the option chosen.

"It really can range from a couple hundred dollars to over 1,000 dollars a week," Lupert said.