|My daughter and I both disagree with the policy. My questions was not whether people here agree or disagree. My question was whether this felt unnatural. And, to me, not talking to her for 10 days feels so unnatural.|
Yes, it will feel unusual to not talk to her for 10 days. But I disagree with the use of "unnatural", which I think has a pejorative context.
It is perfectly natural for children to become increasingly independent from their parents as they get older.
Ten days of summer camp at age 11 - Ten weeks at an out of state college at age 18.
I love my daughter every bit as much as you love yours. That I sent her to summer camp for a week every summer and wasn't able to talk to her by phone does not mean I love her one iota less or that I didn't worry about her, or that our relationship isn't natural, or that our bond has been remotely lessened by the experience.
You seem deeply distressed at the prospect of her attending this camp, and it's clear your daughter has picked up on that. I wonder if it's such a good idea to attend now...she might spend the whole week worrying about you worrying about her and not have much fun.