Keeping Tabs on Campers

Parents are using technology to stay close to their kids at camp

Used to be, you packed your kids off to summer camp, mailed them a care package and waited to get a couple of obligatory letters in reply. While camps still try to get kids back to basics, by banning iPods and e-mail, parents are using technology to stay in close touch--maybe too close.

More than 200 camps this summer are using Bunk Replies, a new service by that zaps faxes of kids' handwritten letters into their parents' e-mail In boxes. Angela Williams, of San Angelo, Texas, says she relishes the "instant gratification" of getting e-letters from her son...

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