Saturday, August 01, 2009

More Summer Camp

Via DoubleX (which I almost never read), I found this article on a Berkeley mom's guilt over sending her 6 year old to day camp 3 out of 12 weeks of summer.

I really do think that what we need is to have more *longer-lasting* camps, not these one-week things. The longer camps give kids the time to build relationships and friendships. For the self-employed who have a little more flexibility, like the author of this article, the kids could go to camp for a shorter day, not 9 to 5 or 8:30 to 3:30.

I'm also interested in how so many of these articles are written by urban-ish moms from Berkeley or the NYC area. How about moms in Birmingham, Alabama? What do they do? Moms in Fargo, ND? Moms in Greene, NY? Why is it always Berkeley-area moms or NYC-area moms?

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