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Quote: Originally Posted by Storm Bride [My dh is] from the US, but he said that when he was a Boy Scout, this was the way it worked. The kids just used the phone during free time, if they felt like doing so. That seems so sensible to me.
Quote: Originally Posted by skueppers I would encourage you to think about this in terms of whether you trust your daughter to be right about her ability to handle this. I suspect that if she thinks she can handle it, she can. You might also consider what message you would be sending her about your confidence in her judgement and self-knowledge if you didn't let her go. This isn't about not letting her go. I already told her she could go and she...
Quote: Originally Posted by snoopy5386 Can you call the camp every day and speak to her counselor to see if she is doing ok? Yes, I can call and I probably will. They already think I am weird though. Twice during my first call to her, she told me to find another camp. We visited on a Friday and then again the next morning. We put a deposit down. When we called for a followup, she asked, "Now is she really going to do this camp and be away from...
Quote: Originally Posted by Amys1st If all of this dosent jive with you, keep her home this summer but be prepared to have something else available for her, since she seems ready to me. I can't keep her at home. I wouldn't do that to her. We can both live with that rule, but I just disagree with it so much.
Quote: Originally Posted by thyra And, find out if the camp is accredited by the American Camping Association - if they are this will speak alot about the camp. Thank you, Thrya, I looked it up and it is accredited!
Quote: Originally Posted by thyra My parents dropped us all off at the pickup point (we took busses to camp since it was on an island) and My little brother cried, and went kicking and screaming. That was the last my parents heard from him until 10 days later when they picked us all up! He had a BLAST - didn't even write a single letter! And, no more homesickness problems ever again. EVER. I do think that is cruel. Sounds like Why don't we...
Quote: Originally Posted by choli Sounds more like you have a problem with the idea that your DD could be fine at the camp without you! No, I will be very happy if she is fine at the camp without me. I want her to be able to trust in people. I absolutely love the people that we met when we were there visiting. I just want to be absolutely sure that she is safe and happy every day. I don't want to find out ten days later that she wasn't.
Quote: Originally Posted by GuildJenn As a girl in particular, spending a month (and then two months) in a media-free, mostly boy-free environment helped me to hold onto some aspects of myself that Mary Pipher talks about disappearing in her book Reviving Ophelia. Learning and applying the physical skills and having a group of friends that were in no way related to school was really great. Having young women in their late teens to mid twenties as role...
Quote: Originally Posted by MaterPrimaePuellae Even more-- if someone told me that they were taking away from husband and daughter for a month so I could become "independent"-- oh, and no phone calls, because that would lengthen my acclimation-- I would NOT be pleased. This is exactly how I feel. Nobody is suggesting a wife and a husband separate so they can become independent, so why should a child be separated from parents? That makes no sense...
Quote: Originally Posted by mistymama We were not allowed phone contact, but we did get letters from our parents and that was so much fun. I am planning to write her a letter every day and also to send her a care package every day. She already warned me that she would be having too much fun to write every day. I said that was fine.
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