The boys went to Camp Frontier at the Pioneer Scout Reservation in Ohio last week. Wednesday was Parent Night, so we went down with another scout parent to check things out. This was the first experience either of them has had away at camp. Although they were very excited to have this adventure and were having a tremendous amount of fun, they were both very glad to see us on Wednesday. I'm very happy to say that Ben hugged me so hard, it hurt!
We got to eat dinner with the boys and after they consumed enormous amounts of food we had a lovely conversation. As I watched nearly every boy go back for seconds and thirds, I deduced that 90% of the cost of camp was for the food.
On a serious note, the boys had great time all week long. This is including, but not limited to: each of them earning 3 merit badges, passing the swim test on the first try, learning a bunch of new things, eating as much food as they wanted at meal time and surviving a tornado by hiding out in an unfinished latrine. All in all, a very good week. They're already talking about next year's camp.