bcrewcaptain said:you take your kid camping, why not just spend some time with that kid...hmmmmm
Dd is 10. She loves to go camping. She enjoys spending time with us, but she doesn't want to spend all day with us. She likes to get out and scout a bit. She likes to read her book. If there are other kids there and a playground, she loves to go to the playground and meet up with the other kids.
All that being said, if she were one of the kids with her walkie talkie emergency button getting more exercise than she was, we would have a talk with her.
We tried using them when she was younger and going to the park down the street from us. I would say maybe 1/2 a block away, but around a bend. The walkie talkies didn't work at all. A friend of ours lives over two blocks but up a hill, and they worked great for her daughter going to the same park.