Do parents send kids to summer camp anymore? I don't know of anyone who's gone, past or present. Well, this mother of an eight year-old decided to send her son to a summer camp even though it would be the first time he had been away from home for more than a night. You've got to read the letter he sent his mother. It's reminiscent of the Allan Sherman 'Hello Muddah/Hello Faddah' novelty song of 1963.