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When a letter home from camp is NOT what you'd hoped for

'Tis the season for kids to go off to camp. 

When I was a kid, I attended camp out-of-state once - in Colorado. It was a good enough time, but I remember being bummed that all of the other kids got letters from home... and I hadn't gotten anything. Come to find out that's because I hadn't bothered to ask anyone where the mail room was... Apparently I'd expected someone to drop my mail off to me. A learning experience!

On the other side of the coin, some parents learn quickly that camp experiences for their kids aren't quite what they imagined either. Liesl Testwuide says she fantasized about getting a camp letter from her kid recounting fishing, sailing and horse grooming. Instead... She got THIS: