An insightful and powerful look at the magic of summer camp – and why it is so important for children to be away from home…if only for a little while. In an entertaining, engaging narrative from the hidden world of sleep-away camp that parents rarely see, readers discover the "eight things parents cannot do for their children (but wish they could)" and the ten elements of "the magic of camp" which often propels children to return home more mature, more responsible and, well, nicer to their parents than they were before they headed off to camp.