One of the most important parts of a child's camp experience is self-discovery -- how he fits into the world outside of his family.
Having time on their own away from parents and siblings builds self-reliance and allows children to stretch and grow in new ways.
Still, it's tough for parents to completely butt out of their children's camp experience. And they shouldn't.
Sometimes camp staff find parent calls and visits to be intrusive. But parental involvement has a place in camp.
How can staff and parents work together as partners to make the best possible camp experience for their kids? This article has some great tips and suggestions: