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I believe you can follow the camp's information that a portion of the cost is deductible following the principle that you can't deduct that portion of the fee that pays for goods/services received. I think the additional restrictions related to religious and private schools is based on the fact that primary education is mandatory and your child is entitled to "free" education in a public school. Therefore any additional expense is purely personal in nature.

If you are uncertain about the deductibility of the camp fee, you could ask the camp for a letter from their attorney/tax advisor citing the basis for their position. You might not get the letter, but you might.

Ira
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