In the age of instant gratification, where parents can contact their children almost whenever they want via cellphones, text messages, and e-mails, it is Mom and Dad, not their little campers, who are struggling to let go.
"It kills them not to know that Johnny's on the basketball court right now, or in the bathroom, or changing his shirt," said Bette Bussel, executive director of the New England chapter of the American Camp Association. "Parents expect a totally different kind of communication than they did years ago. Totally different."
Sunday, June 29, 2008
So much that I went to my old camp's Web site to make sure they aren't doing any of this silliness: