Camping with Kids

To whom would you ensure the safety of your children? Even the safest of environments cannot guarantee that they will look after kids as a parent would, as is the example of a single dad from Southern California, who was terrified to find out that one of his kids ended up on the street after dropping him off for summer camp.

In an open letter that he wrote online, the man shared the terrifying experience.

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Walking Dad

He shared that because his brother, who usually looked after the children, was out of town for two weeks, he signed them up for summer camp, one of the few big names in the area. He took them in and went to work, but about four hours later, he got a call from the cops saying that they picked up his then-five-year-old wandering in a public park about six blocks away from camp.

According to the cops, someone called in the child and gave an incident report. The camp, meanwhile, had no idea that the child ever even left.

The camp director apologized, saying that he had no idea how such a thing could have happened. However, when the child’s father asked to see where the kids are being put their time at camp, he found out that their kindergarten room inside the gym would have seen the child walk out of the closed room, into the gym, into a hall, into yet another hall, and into the main entrance. The child must also go past the entrance desk and out the front door.

Missing Child

The director called the child’s father, but only to say the same thing—that he didn’t know how they were able to lose track of one of their campers, as that never happened before. He also said there will be policy changes that they would hear from the regional director—but never did.

While the man was never able to hear from anyone from camp, he pulled his kids out and found a babysitter to stay with them, which is a good call considering how dangerous the situation was.

There are so many ways children could get lost these days. Sometimes getting a GPS tracking device like Trackimo could be a comfort to parents. That way, they would know how to get to their children, no matter where they may be.

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