What makes a summer camp a "fancy camp?"

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What makes a summer camp a "fancy camp?"
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Mon, 05-23-2011 - 12:01pm
One of the terms that is often thrown around in the debate is "fancy summer camp." As in, "We can't take fancy vacations or send our kids to fancy summer camps on one income, but that's about all we sacrifice." What, in your opinion, is the difference between a "fancy" camp and a regular one?

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Registered: 01-15-2006

my biggest fear with overnight camp is getting the call that my kid is in tears and wants to come home.

 

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Registered: 01-15-2006

and i'm fine with limited communication, in fact i expect that, but shudder the thought of digging for a toilet.

 

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Registered: 01-08-2009
My younger son goes to three or four camps every summer and they all have different rules about communication. At orchestra camp, they are allowed to use cell phone one hour a day, between dinner and evening activities. He hardly ever calls, though, preferring to spend his free time hanging with friends. His French camp is spent canoeing in the Boundary Waters area in places so remote they have to dig their own toilets. They confiscate the electronics the day they get there and they get them back when they leave. He usually goes for two weeks but this year he is going for a month. That will be hard.
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Registered: 03-27-2003
Lol. We love to camp, especially at more remote sites where there's no cell phone service. It's sooo peaceful.
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Registered: 01-15-2006

i agree.

 

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Registered: 06-04-2003

I think the no communication rule is pretty standard and put in place for a reason.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Wow; that's almost identical to my dd1's experiences at camp, right down to the no communication rule and the website pictures. She started at 11 and has now been several times. She would love to go for two weeks, but I've told her she'd have to pay for the second week, so it hasn't happened.;)
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Registered: 03-27-2000

I can understand that.

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Registered: 02-04-2009

I think that's the appeal of an RV.

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