Here is a copy of an email I sent today to my daughter’s day camp. I would love to hear your comments about whether you think I overreacted. Thanks.
Yesterday my daughter B (kinder program) came home from camp upset about a particular song that the counsellors had them singing that day.
In her words, the song was about “Kinders holding their pee” and there were associated actions that went with the song that were not in good taste.
B felt embarrassed and uncomfortable singing this and doing the actions, but she felt that she had to or she would get in trouble. She told me that the song was not “appropriate”, and I absolutely agree with her.
To me there is humiliation involved with these words and I would very much appreciate if this was addressed with the counsellors. Can you please respond to me regarding this issue?
Otherwise B is having a wonderful week at camp and is really enjoying the program.
I had a very nice reply from Camp this afternoon to say that Camp had spoken to the counsellors, who had in fact changed some words around from some of their regular songs. The counsellors decision-making was discussed with them, and I was assured that it won’t happen again. I am more than pleased.