We sent out our first round of bunknotes recently and I spent a good part of my day today answering messages from concerned parents who had received less than positive ones. Interestingly, I also today received the following email from a first month parent which I’ve gotten permission to share here. While we appreciate being notified of concerning news parents receive from their kids so we can investigate, it’s important to remember that letters home are often written when emotions are running highest and arrive at home after the situation has blown over or been addressed.
I wanted to connect and say thanks for taking our concerns about E seriously and for dealing with them in an understanding and compassionate manner. I don’t like being “that parent”, but it’s hard to avoid! E came back and was very positive about camp and her counsellors. I now understand that the snapshot communication that we get as parents from our kids are at the peaks and valleys.
Overall, thanks for the great experience that T and E had this summer. I can see how much they’ve grown and become more independent and very happy that the holistic memory of camp is a positive one. They look forward to next summer at Arowhon!
Camp Dad “