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How Much Does a Fantasy Camp Cost?

 
low costSpecial-Interest Camp: $450-$5,500average costMusic or Performing Fantasy Camp: $700-$8,000+high costSports Fantasy Camp: $1,250-$12,000+
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Fantasy Camps pull the fan right into the heart of the action with professional coaching, equipment and performances, whether onstage or on the field, just as if the participant had made it to "the bigs." Skill and age ranges vary. Cost depends on length of stay, destination and celebrity status of the host.

Typical costs:

  • Music and performing fantasy camps, where participants have a chance to perform under the direction of industry professionals, typically cost $700-$8,000 or more, depending on the type of camp and its duration. Five-day Rock and Roll camps typically cost $5,500-$8,000 for adults, depending on the amount of time spent in a major recording studio. Camp includes a live performance, nightly jam sessions, concert DVD and daily work with professionals. More expensive camps may include 10 or more hours in a recording studio to record an original song.For musicians aged 12-16, a Wylde Child rock and roll program is available for $4,000 and includes four-day camp admission, a live performance and a recording at a major studio. Aspiring actors may enjoy camps like Hollywood TV Star[1] , about $9,550, where participants memorize lines, participate in mock press interviews and a photo shoot, prior to a lead performance in a crime drama. A dressing room, hair and makeup, professional feedback and a performance DVD are included. Jazz camp[2] costs about $775-$1,300, depending on whether lodging is included.
  • Sports Fantasy Camps, often run by retired celebrities or universities, typically cost about $1,250-$12,000 or more per person. Baseball fantasy camp, such as the 2012 Cleveland Indians Fantasy Camp[3] , costs about $3,250-$5,000 for a week for adults at least 30 years old and includes daily instruction, coaching, uniforms and a pro vs. amateur game. Basketball Fantasy Camp[4] costs $2,500-$17,500 depending on the length of the camp and the sponsoring group. University-level camps are generally priced at the lower end. Each camp sets a minimum age limit form 24-35. Hockey Fantasy Camp is offered for $4,000-$12,000 per person. Due to the dangerous nature of the game, Football[5] Fantasy Camps, offered by college and a few major league teams, play flag or tag games while running drills and learning strategy. Camp costs about $1,250-$5,400, depending on the length and location. Campers must be at least 18 years old. Golf[6] camp costs $1,500-$15,000, determined by the number of rounds and tour experience level. Fantasy camp for Tennis[7] players costs $3,000-$7,200, depending on camp and location. Soccer[8] fantasy camp cost $1,500 for adults or $1,000 for ages 8-16.
  • Special interest camps range from a day of architectural drafting[9] in Frank Lloyd Wright's home and studio at about $500 to racing[10] at Richard Petty's Nascar driving school priced around $450-$5,500, depending on the number of laps and whether the guest is driving or riding in the passenger seat. Special Ops Camp[11] takes participants on simulated missions for about $3,800-$4,000, depending on camp and number of days. Space Camp without lodging or meals, costs about $550-$1,000 for five days of simulators, walking on air and tumbling in multi-axis trainers.
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What should be included:
  • Lodging and meals are typically included in the cost of the overnight camps based on double occupancy.
  • Video highlights and photos are generally included. Extra copies are offered for additional fees, depending on the camp.
Additional costs:
  • Spouses or favorite fan packages are often available for camper guests at $700-$1,500 per person, depending on the camp. Most include transportation to and from camp events, meals, lodging and event tickets.
  • Air transportation to camp sites is not included and varies on camp location and campers home city.
  • Lodging cost is typically based on double occupancy. Requests for single room may be available for $500-$800, depending on location.
Discounts:
  • Early registration may save about 10% at some camps.
  • For baseball campers, some teams offer free regular season tickets for early-bird registration.
  • Friends or family members signing up together often receive a discounted camp fee of around $300-$500 per person, depending on the program.
  • Paying in full up front can save up to 15%.
Shopping for a fantasy camp:
  • Major League Baseball maintains an online list of all baseball fantasy camps[12] .
  • Check individual sports teams and local college or university websites for lists of upcoming fantasy camps.
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External Resources:
  1.  www.hollywoodtvstarfantasycamp.com/WhatYouGet.asp
  2.  tritonejazz.com/
  3.  cleveland.indians.mlb.com/cle/fan_forum/fantasycamp_faq.jsp#8
  4.  www.basketballfantasycamps.com/
  5.  pennstatefantasycamp.com/
  6.  tourexperience.com/golf-school/packages/
  7.  www.tennischannel.com/travel/fantasycamps/fantasy_ultimate.aspx
  8.  www.lagalaxy.com/camps/fantasy
  9.  gowright.org/calendar/69/3578-In-Wright-s-Drafting-Room-Architecture-Fantasy-Camp.html
  10.  www.drivepetty.com/experiences/experience-of-a-lifetime
  11.  www.incredible-adventures.com/graphics/covert_ops.pdf
  12.  mlb.mlb.com/search/?query=fantasy+camp&c_id=mlb
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