We got our 2nd postcard from difficult child. He said he did the ropes course. He was scared at first but they helped him through it and he did great. He said the counselors are awesome. I am ssoooooo thrilled. This is exactly what I wanted. Now, what I really want, is to know what the counselors do to get him to do all that stuff and how they keep all those wild kids not only under control, but committed and happy. Yes, they have outdoor education degrees ... but does that mean I have to go back to school to learn how to do all this? difficult child and I couldn't be a worse match for one another. He is so hands-on, and I run out of steam (mostly emotionally) way b4 he's achieved whatever it is he needs to do. I mean, I was so frustrated when he couldn't learn to tie his shoes, and finally gave up and just did velcro. He was finally ready at age 7 to listen to the next-door-neighbor boy, who was 9 at the time, and learned in a split second. (Yes, it was all the same stuff we went through for yrs.) I want to know what sets off that "Aha!" lightbulb moment. In the meantime, I am jumping for joy that this camp is exactly what I had hoped it would be.