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Some schools say going to camp is compulsory but, in reality, parents have the last word on whether their child will attend the camp (Don't make school expedition camps compulsory, Feb 5).
Our students have the opportunity to form relationships through first-hand experiences with trained, caring adults and experience a sense of achievement in a supervised, safe and positive environment.
While there may be instances of some adult supervisors exhibiting negative behaviours, we should not eliminate overnight camping altogether.
We must explore and introduce new measures to ensure that only good and qualified adult supervisors are appointed.
We should not allow one incident to create a blanket ban on camps that are useful for the development of the child.
Outdoor Learning & Adventure Education Association
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