The numerous articles written have caused us all to have fear and panic. Are our fears warranted? Will many kids be kept home due to the shortage? Time will tell.
What I’m noticing though is a new trend that is starting to take place among the camps. There are a few camps that are not accepting any children that live in certain neighborhoods or send to certain schools. This has always taken place to a small extent, but this year it is on a much larger scale and more common.
Why should children not get to spend time with their neighbors together in camp because they weren’t able to get into their school of choice? Why should children not get to enjoy camp with their classmates because they were only able to afford a house in a certain neighborhood? Camp was always the place where everyone came together from different schools and places to have fun, regardless of their backgrounds. Yes, the law of supply and demand gives the camp owners the ability to be selective. But can we please keep all the pressure and acceptance letters in the school arena, and out of the camp experience?
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