Summer Camp Goes Online

Ari Ackerman's lets parents keep tabs on their kids' at camp. Busy work? We're like Yahoo! during the summer, he says

Summer camp has gone high-tech since Alan Sherman presented a rained-in adolescent's whining letter to his long-suffering parents in the '60s novelty hit Hello Mudduh, Hello Fadduh. These days, while most campers still write home with old-fashioned ink and paper, their parents have it easy. If their child is at one of the 1,200-plus camps served by, they need do no more than call up the Web site of Junior's home away from home and scan the daily uploads of snapshots that capture what their pride and joy has been up to. They can e-mail reminders about the importance of oral hygiene, pass on news from home, and generally soothe the anguish of separation anxiety.

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