CARLA JEAN SCHWARTZ
Now that the kids are off to sum-
mer camp, this could be the per-
fect time for mom and dad to take
that needed vacation.
Jay and Helene Brody of West
Bloomfield went to North Car-
olina for a family gathering while
the kids were at Camp Tamarack
last summer. "I felt comfortable
because it was a short time. I left
word with the camp. But, gener-
ally speaking I just wouldn't
make a practice of traveling while
my kids were at camp," said Mrs.
Leaving word with the camp is
important before traveling away
from home. Dr. Barry Auster, a
Camp Tanuga physician and
Southfield dermatologist, believes
that parents are readily accessi-
ble if they leave a telephone num-
ber. "In five years at Camp
Tanuga, I can't remember a time
when we couldn't get ahold of par-
ents. At Tanuga, the parents are
calling here all the time. They are
very careful," he said.
Dr. Auster recommended some
health concerns that should be
taken care of whether or not the
parents travel when the children
are at camp. He suggested that
parents make sure the health
form is updated with the current
immunizations. Another key el-
ement is to sign a waiver stating
that the children are authorized
to be treated in an emergency
According to Sonia Pone, a
traveling while your child is at
camp depends on the age of the
child. "The younger the child is,
the greater the need to have con-
tact with the parents," said Ms.
Pone. She stressed the importance
of parents continuing the flow of
correspondence through letters.
Although Alyssa Martina, pub-
lisher of Metroparent magazine,
has not gone on vacation while
her children are at camp, she be-
lieves the idea makes sense.
There still can be one stum-
bling block — money. Many fam-
ilies don't have the extra money
to spare after they've paid the
• Be accessible if you go on
vacation. Leave a telephone
number or fax number.
• Make sure the health form
is updated with current im
• Sign an emergency care
• Keep sending letters to
camp while on vacation.
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on Manistee Lake; in its 4th decade of op-
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Family camp also available.
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