The Real Cost of Sleepaway Camp

By Bloomberg Rankings - 2012-06-15T18:11:12Z

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Bedding and Towels

The move from a comfy private bedroom to sharing a bunk, which can range from a rustic room to a vague assembly of planks, can be unsettling. Comfortable sheets and blankets can make your camper feel more at home, even if the sound of a chipmunk scratching at a private stash of M&Ms doesn't. Here's what Camp Laurel suggests you pack:

$32: 1 bathrobe -- Amazon.com
$40: 4 bath towels -- Macy's
$44: 3 beach towels -- Macy's
$40: 2 blankets/comforters -- Bed Bath & Beyond
$30: 2 sets of cotton sheets -- Bed Bath & Beyond
$75: 1 foam bed topper (to go on top of the mattress) -- Wal-Mart
$7: 1 standard pillow -- Bed Bath & Beyond
$6: 1 shower caddy -- Target

Running tally: $14,332

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