POSTED: Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 8:03am
UPDATED: Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 8:07am
According to new data from American Express, families will pay a pretty penny to keep their children busy this summer.
The 2012 summer break is set to cost an average American family $600 dollars, and affluent families are expected to dish out nearly double that amount.
The study looked at a random sample of about 2,000 adults.
Most parents said they plan to spend a chunk of that money on trips to places like theme parks, but day camps are expected to be the biggest expense.