November 24, 2008 5:48 am at 5:48 am #588716dont have internetMember
Trying to decide where send your kid this summer? ask aroundNovember 25, 2008 1:55 am at 1:55 am #626662The Rabbis daughtersMember
what kind of camps r u talking alout? sleep-away or day camps?(in which area)November 27, 2008 4:09 am at 4:09 am #626663
DON’T SEND THEM TO CAMP!!!!November 27, 2008 4:14 am at 4:14 am #626664xeroxMember
SEND THEM TO CAMP!!! It teaches a child/ person to be individual… It’s up to the parent/child to decide what age, but forsure send them!November 27, 2008 4:28 am at 4:28 am #626665dont have internetMember
i happen to be a big camp person…i think u should send them a little older so they dont get burned out but the time there 12…i know people that started going into 4th and by the time they got to 8th grade they were board of it while as people who started in highschool go till they get married bec they only have a few years as campers then when u get to be staff, its more fun and your job changes every year to make it exciting (if you do the same job—then u def like it)November 27, 2008 4:31 am at 4:31 am #626666
DON’T DON’T DON’T!!! THOSE WERE THE WORST TIMES OF MY LIFE!!!November 27, 2008 2:21 pm at 2:21 pm #626667smh1Member
asdfghjkl – im sorry you had such bad experiences.
however, in general, camp is a very fulfilling and growth-filled time for a child, a place to bring out qualities they might not use during the year at school, not to mention make new friends from places outside their daled amos.
that said, much csre needs to be taken that the camp is the right one for the child. much harm can come, both spiritually and emotionally, if its not. just bec. “rivky” or “chaim” go, doesn’t mean your child should, too.
ps if you don’t live in NY, some Catskills camps may make it hard for your child to fit in. try an out of town (i hate that phrase…) one instead.November 27, 2008 7:14 pm at 7:14 pm #626668JAPPMember
the city is a very dangerous experience for younger adults, the best way to go is campNovember 30, 2008 1:46 pm at 1:46 pm #626669Mrs. BeautifulMember
asdfghjkl, It’s a shame that something so enriching and fun wasnt that exciting for you. There may be many diff reasons why ur experience wasnt enjoyable, but on the whole camp is an amazing experience of growth, maturity, fun, friends. There are many children that dont do so well in school and then shine in camp!
I agree not to start camp too early, I think going into 7th 8th grade is just right.November 30, 2008 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm #626670
very true that going at a young age was the issue for me then! yeah i know many do love & enjoy the experience, but that wasn’t the case for me. for most they love it, but i was just stating my individual experience.
g’luck with deciding to send your kid!December 2, 2008 2:49 pm at 2:49 pm #626671heimesheyidMember
AHHH, thinking back to the good ol’ camp days…Not e/o loves it, but for those that did, like me…the memories are a treasureDecember 2, 2008 4:15 pm at 4:15 pm #626672surferMember
camp is the best thing. i always went to camp and had a gr8 time. my kids go now and luv it and now i even work in a camp and its the best 8 weeks. im totally for campDecember 3, 2008 12:06 am at 12:06 am #626673JAPPMember
many camps cater to different backrounds, so make sure you find the one that fits with your hashkofosDecember 3, 2008 3:56 am at 3:56 am #626674Yanky55Participant
I went to Camp (name deleted by YW-Moderator) as a kid and hated every minute of it. It was run like a boot camp. Many people have said the same.
My parents forced me to go back every year……….December 3, 2008 5:42 am at 5:42 am #626675
i’m with you on that yanky55!!!!!December 3, 2008 4:14 pm at 4:14 pm #626676tikva68Member
i’ve never sent my kids to camp- i really like that quality time with them during the summer break!December 3, 2008 4:46 pm at 4:46 pm #626677SJSinNYCMember
I loved Camp!! I went to Sternberg from the time I was 7 until 14. I loved it. Then I went on a touring camp of Israel the following summer and then I got real jobs. It was fantastic.
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