My SIL. She doesn 't work and they (my in laws) have plenty of money and could plan family trips/experiences/ fun summer memories together but each summer when school gets out she ships her kids (8 & 11) off to camp for 5 weeks every single summer (since the oldest was 7, the youngest has gone the past 2 years). Thats the majority of their summer spent away from their parents ( who go on vacations), I'm sorry, I just don't get it. Before they know it those kids will be off to college, out of the house and those precious years of childhood were wasted at some camp. It just irritates me because shes always bragging about what an involved parent she us..yea, right. Its almost like shes afraid to spend time with her kids.