My son is at Camp Cullen. First time ever at summer camp. So far, so good. No "Daddy, I want to come home!" phone calls. I can even see daily pictures of him on the Camp Cullen website.
My fondest memories of childhood were at summer camp. For adults who sorta miss summer camp, I recommend Outward Bound. The food is much better, and the activities are a lot more interesting. The facilities are a lot worse than summer YMCA camp, though.