How much does it cost, up and down the country , to get rid of your teenager for the weekend. To an activity weekend where they will be feed, might get some sleep in a tent and will have a throughly busy time doing sport type things. Am curious about the variation in areas as well as ages.
DH and I run a Scout Troop. A weekend camp cost £15, but then again we don't do activities, just camping, cooking and survival type skills. A weeks Summer camp, where they tend to do 5-8 activites ie climbing, canoeing, rifle shooting is £190. This includes transport.
According to friends who have teenage sons, the local school offers a 4 night residential trip for £210, and that only includes 1 or 2 activites. Again transport included.
DS (14) does explorers. 2/3 nights away averages £40ish, full week in the summer was just over £100 IIRC but 24/7 activities (water-based, fully instructed), had a brilliant time. He is going on an overnight walk/camp locally tommorrow night, helping to supervise scouts with map reading, etc. cooking tea & hot breakfast Sat morning, at a cost to me of £4. Bargain!! We are in North East.
thank you. been an eye opener to see how much the cost varies. makes 60 for a weekend of full catering and activity training and competitions ( but no transport, bring own tent ) look OK. In devon, open to people from all of UK.