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San Diego Summer Campers Take A Giant Step Toward Independence

Campers at San Diego YMCA Camp Marsten.

Credit: YMCA San Diego County

Above: Campers at San Diego YMCA Camp Marsten.

Guests

Michael Thompson, Phd., author of "Homesick and Happy: How Time Away From Home Can Help A Child Grow."

Tom Madeyski, executive director of YMCA overnight camps in San Diego.

Transcript

Parents often think that kids need their help to learn and discover new things about the world. But there are children in San Diego this summer who are learning and discovering without their parents. Those are the kids in overnight camp...the old-fashioned summer camp. It's a concept that makes many parents nervous, but my guests say the experience of independent accomplishment at camp can make a big difference in a child's development.

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