Wonder how the conversation went in the New York Times newsroom that led to this story being placed on the front page (A1 print, home page online):
“To Reach Simple Life of Summer Camp, Lining Up for Private Jets”
Now, even as the economy limps along, more of the nation’s wealthier families are cutting out the car ride and chartering planes to fly to summer camps
The popularity of private-plane travel is forcing many high-priced camps, where seven-week sessions can easily cost more than $10,000, to balance the habits of their parents against the ethos of simplicity the camps spend the summer promoting.
last straw pull quote:
A flier’s request: a fruit cup with a single strawberry.Liz Cox Barrett is a freelance writer and graphic designer in Kalispell, Montana. She worked as a newspaper journalist in Denver and Kalispell for 20 years.