News Brief: Moms say NO to Candy Camp

July 10, 2010 at 8:46 am Leave a comment

Candy Camp. I’m serious. Five days a week, fun and games, and candy. Candy!

Dylan Lauren, camp director and impressario of the famed “Dylan’s Candy Bar” in Manhattan’s tony Upper East Side promised that candy would be “incorporated into every aspect of the camp.” Sign me up! Oh, wait, it’ s only for the 3-5 year old set.

And guess what: not a single taker. Seems that while Upper East Side moms are happy to bring their tots to Dylan’s for a little supervised romping in the land of sweets, handing them over to the Candy Lady was just a bit too much. What does that mean, anyway, “incorporated into every aspect”? No one knows for sure why the camp flopped, but my guess is that moms suspected that the plan was to stuff Max and Mimi with lollies from 9 until noon. Happy Max and Mimi! But not very educational.

We love giving our children candy, it seems, but only under our close parental supervision. Otherwise, what might happen! Heavens!

If you’re interested, Dylan says they are planning to try again next year.

It was the WSJ that broke this story: Yuliya Chernova, “Can Summer Camp Be Too Sweet,” July 9, 2010.

Image: Dylan’s Candy Bar at Flikr

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