The Real Cost of Sleepaway Camp

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

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Suitcases and backpacks are out, and soft trunks (a mix between an old-fashioned trunk and a duffle) are in, at least when it comes to getting your belongings to camp. Trunks should be shipped to arrive before your camper. Everything -- from socks to, yes, sunglasses -- must be labeled.

$86: 2 large soft trunks --
$38: 100 labels (12 colors available, including camp icon and six choices of font) --
$34: 56 permanent ID stickers (five color options, three sizes per set) --
$23: Set of 3 luggage tags --

Running tally: $14,671