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Debunking Myths About Summer Camp

7. Camp is just for kids.

Why should kids have all the fun? Your entire family can enjoy a fantastic summer experience that will bring everyone closer. Shed the doldrums of your daily routine by stepping out of your comfort zone and into summer camp. Being outdoors and facing new challenges will help your family to bond and learn to cooperate better. Universities and colleges often provide summer programs for alumni and their families. Religious and secular community groups sometimes offer camps for families, as well. Do your research and find a summer experience that you can enjoy with your loved ones.

8. He is my child; I can contact him anytime I please.

Sometimes parents have a hard time understanding the rules and restrictions of summer camp. After all, this is your child, and you are accustomed to setting the rules. However, once you entrust your child to the camp officials, you must abide by the camp regulations. Camps typically do not allow parents to call their children, except on designated days. Campers are rarely allowed to have cell phones, and they are not given the opportunity to contact their parents regularly by telephone. However, letters are encouraged, and you should write to your child often. Some camps even allow you to fax letters to the main office, so that you can reach your child almost instantly. Remember that these rules are implemented for a purpose: Your child should be focused on having a great summer experience, not waiting for the next phone call. Rules differ from camp to camp, so be sure to discuss any restrictions with camp administrators.



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