Choosing a Summer Camp for Your Kids and Checkbook

Choosing a summer camp wisely will result in happy children like these in the picture
Choosing a summer camp wisely will result in happy children like these in the picture

As parents begin to sort out summer camp options for young ones, this year the Better Business Bureau cautions families to look beyond a glossy brochure and friendly sales pitch to make sure the camp they have in mind is safe, well-supervised, and not a money trap.

"Many parents don't know that there is no government oversight of camps. It's important that they are vigilant," said Paula Fleming, vice president of communications and marketing for the Bureau, in a statement.