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Letters from camp

I gave a tour this morning to a really nice family. The mom was a social worker and totally got Birch Trail. Her work background allowed her to see all the intentionality behind what we do. It was a very fun tour, and along the way the mom asked her daughter, “would it be ok with you if I worked here?” Of course the daughter instantly said no. She told her mom that she could write her letters, but that was it.

As a parent, I thought this was hilarious, but also totally appropriate. So much of the growth and learning kids get from camp is due to the time they spend away from their parents. Being on their own is exactly what they need to spread their wings and take appropriate risks in a healthy and supportive environment.

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