When are kids ready to camp?

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Registered: 05-15-2009
When are kids ready to camp?
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Wed, 06-01-2011 - 10:34am

I was actually just wondering about this last week when Ian came home from school SUPER excited about a week-long camping trip they talked about in school.

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Registered: 05-28-2000
Wed, 06-01-2011 - 1:56pm

As in going away on their own to summer camp for a week without knowing anyone there?

Not yet.

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Registered: 05-15-2009
Thu, 06-02-2011 - 8:59pm
Yes, I was thinking of this as in going on their own to summer camp for several days. I know it sounds like fun to Ian, but the only place he's ever really spent away from home was his grandparents' house or next door (where he could walk home if he decided). I think I was around 8 or 9 when I did my first Girl Scout overnight at one of the local camps. I really can't remember, but I think that age is right.

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Registered: 05-28-2000
Fri, 06-03-2011 - 12:14pm
It's a hard decision to make. I'd probably do a half week camp before I would be willing to try a week long one.

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