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”

The gist:

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. …

The last straw pull quote:

A flier’s request: a fruit cup with a single strawberry.
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Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.