When President Obama proposed his plans for reforming America’s schools last April, I wrote an op-ed because his strategy included extending the school day and school calendar. I have to assume he’s never been to camp, because anyone who has knows how pivotal it is to a child’s social education and positive youth development.

For the non-camp people – or if you would like affirmation and/or research to back your own anecdotal experience – click here to read my article, “Keep Camp in Summer,” which was published in Newsday on July 5.

I would personally love to hear what you think and will also share your thoughts with the folks at the American Camp Association who are passionate about providing a camp experience for every child.