The Real Cost of Fantasy Camp

By Bloomberg Rankings - 2012-04-28T02:43:28Z

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Yankee Baseball Camp

Carmine Gangone, owner of two pizzerias in Brooklyn, dreamed of being a Yankee player. "I wasn't good enough," he laments. That didn't stop him. When Gangone turned 30 (the minimum age required), he played the part in the New York Yankees Fantasy Camp in Tampa. He attended batting practice, trained with pros and played against such figures as Darryl Strawberry. "I lived the dream," he says -- and he goes back for more every year.

$4,950: Seven days, for men age 30 and up. Includes hotel, meals, transport
$1,950: Four days, for women age 21 years and older. Includes hotel, meals, transport