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Running Total of Camp Costs!

Beitrag von Leon in Brisbane » 11 Sep 2007 23:11

Hey Guys!

After doing hours and hours of reading on these forums, and others, right back to even 2005 it seems noone has done this, so I thought I'd be the first!

I'm going to keep this thread up to date with every. single. cost. that I incur going to camp. Should provide valuable information for others this year, and in years to come. Of course my situation will be very different to a lot of others but hey, its a starting point right? For me, this is my first time travelling, I've never even been off the East coast of Australia. So I'll have a heap of additional expenses to. I'm also planning on doing the trip no expense spared, so its not exactly a budget trip!

Since beginning planning this trip I've also decided that I'm heading round the world after camp, travelling for a few years, so I'll try and keep the costs separate, so people can see what costs I incurred to do camp, and the rest is more just a record for myself. Spot the accountant.

Costs to date so far:

Passport Photos - $12.95
Camp America Fee #1 - $125.00 ($50 refunded - Early Application discount!)
Australian Passport Application - $200.00
Federal Police Check - $32.73
Camp America Fee #2 - $150.00
Doctors for Medical Form $25.00 - ($55 doctor, $30 medicare rebate)
Camp America Fee #3 - $90.00
Medical Insurance Fee - $355.00
Optional Bag Insurance Fee - $160.00
My Girlfriend - $Priceless
Hepitis A Immunisation - $75.00
Doctors Appointment for Immunisation - $25.00 (after medicare rebate)
Deposit on Flights - $200.00 ($2245 to be paid still)
Visa appointment application fee - $14.00
Return flights to Sydney for Visa appointment - $175.00
Photos for US Visa - $29.90
US Visa Application Fee - $157.20
US Visa Riciprocity Fee - $126.00
Aus Post Money Order for Ricipro Fee - $4.00
Aus Post Platinum Registered Post bag for Passport return - $11.95
Mountain Designs Odyssey 75l Backpack - Free as Birthday present (~$350)

Total Camp Travel Costs - $1,918.73


Other Non Camp Related Travel Costs:
Canadian 2 Year Working Holiday Visa - $165.00
Aus Post Money order for Visa - $4.00
Youth Hostels Australia (YHA/HI) 3yr Membership - $80.00

Total Costs to Date - $2,167.73
Zuletzt geändert von Leon in Brisbane am 23 Mär 2008 08:28, insgesamt 13-mal geändert.

 
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Beitrag von Chloe » 13 Sep 2007 03:37

Hey Leon,

Great Idea!! haha. Im new here to but i havn't applied yet, im trying to figure out how much it'll all cost in the end.

I've been reading through all the forums as well and its seems like its worth every cent!

Good luck with your application.

Chloe :D

 
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Beitrag von Leon in Brisbane » 13 Sep 2007 04:09

Thanks! You too!

I'm budgetting for about $4000 to get me over there. I do plan on looking into getting another visa so I can travel longer, and additional travel insurance as well. I guess nota lot will happen in this thread for a while, itll take off early next year though when I really start to spend the $$$.

That $4000 is just getting there though. Of course I will receive X amount back from the camp, and then hopefully have an additional $4000-$5000 on top of that for travelling.

 
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Beitrag von Chloe » 13 Sep 2007 04:28

That sound good!

Im aiming for about $9000 at least (dont know if it'll happen)!
But yeh I really want to have a holiday after and will probably go over to Europe!

I have high hopes I know haha just have to crack down and save all my money!!

Where are you planning on going after camp?

 
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Beitrag von staylor » 20 Sep 2007 23:01

Chloe hat geschrieben:That sound good!

Im aiming for about $9000 at least (dont know if it'll happen)!
But yeh I really want to have a holiday after and will probably go over to Europe!

I have high hopes I know haha just have to crack down and save all my money!!

Where are you planning on going after camp?


I'm travelling in Europe for 4 months before Camp America and then just flying from there :D should be awesome.

 
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Beitrag von Chloe » 21 Sep 2007 03:12

Hey,

That sound good! I cant wait to go back to europe!!
Have you already applied for Camp??

Where in europe are u going?

Chloe

 
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Re: Running Total of Camp Costs!

Beitrag von Leon in Brisbane » 03 Jan 2008 23:09

The costs are rising!

This forum doesn't seem to see much action though, the participant forum gets way more, but they are almost all brittish!

At least people who are thinking about going, but havn't decided yet, can see this thread and watch the $$ dribble away :)

 
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Re: Running Total of Camp Costs!

Beitrag von Leon in Brisbane » 11 Feb 2008 04:34

And up and up and up....


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