On CBS Sunday Morning, they're talking about letters from camp of kids begging parents to pick them up because they're not having fun. There's a book (might not be new) called P.S. I Hate It Here!: Kids' Letters from Camp But they're laughing at the kids about asking for help, by mail, which took effort to write, and days to receive. VERY sad. And the article is presented in a totally "isn't that cute" way. :-/ A camp counsellor said, "Eventually the letters always become more upbeat." "You're left with some genuine hilarity," the editor said.
It was sad to hear it.
Summer camp is not the tradition in New Mexico. I had a wealthy friend who used to go to Brush Ranch camp, but it's not even open as it was then, as far as I know.