Published: Jun 09, 2010 10:35 PM EDT
Updated: Jun 09, 2010 7:50 PM EDT

COLLIER COUNTY - Summer vacation may be different for kids this year because of the economy. Local summer camp directors tell Wink News, enrollment is down.

Collier County Parks and Rec. Officials say they have only 568 kids enrolled compared with 708 kids last year.

"The economy is affecting a lot of things," says says Camden Smith, Collier's Public Services Public Information Officer. "Jobs, home lives and the decisions parents are making."

Collier County parent Lori Lingsch says she's not sending her kids to summer camp this year.

"Trying to be a little more careful with our money," says Lingsch.

Lee and Charlotte Counties also say their camp enrollment is down too.


"These are touch choices for people," says Smith. "They may or may not be bringing in the same amount of money."

Linsch says she's planning other fun summer activities for her kids.

"We're not worried cause we have a membership to botanical garden, we live near the beach so there's enough around to keep them busy.


Plus, she says there's always next year.

"We opted out this summer, hopefully the economy will improve," says Linsch.

Collier might have to cut back on camp counselors, but the county is not raising prices. They're also hoping for a last-minute enrollment boost.