I think it's strange that whoever the people are who run Outdoor Ed (we literally leave our kids with strangers) discourage parents from having contact with their kids during the week of camp.
I got a pamphlet about Outdoor Ed. I'm expected to leave my kids with strangers based on a pamphlet.
The Outdoor Ed people actually gave a talk at my kids' school before the trip about how parents need to "let go". I don't appreciate strangers telling me how to raise my kids.
I have no idea who will come in contact with my child during this week and my kids' cell phones don't get reception in the camp area. I asked about checking in with my kids during the week (by physically going to the camp) and was told I couldn't do that.
The schools put parents in a very difficult position with Outdoor Ed.
It is a perfect environment for a child molester to get access to children. Children are by nature shamed by molestation and characteristically do not tell because of that shame.
Child molestation is a common occurrence; 25% of children are molested. Outdoor Ed is a perfect set-up for it to happen.