Computers: Mixing Suntans with Software

Camps that cater to adults are making a summer splash

When Richard Schnelker packed his eleven-year-old daughter Suzanne off to a computer camp in Georgia's northern mountains, he packed his own bags as well. Blue Ridge CompuCamp was offering parents, for $375 a week, a chance to catch up with their children's knowledge of computers, and the 45-year-old lottery-company executive from Atlanta was determined to do just that. "Suzanne played tennis and hiked," he says. "But I was in that computer center ten hours a day for five days."

In other times, such overt...

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