His name is Trey Ratcliff and this is some of what he has to say about New Zealand:
Another reason New Zealand is awesome
My 11-year-old son
just got back from a 3-day school camping trip. No waivers, no
permission slips, no way for the parents to contact the campsite, no
cell phones, no nothing... Just hiked 5 hours off into the wild to camp.
Here's what he did:
- Set up his own tent
- Shot guns
- River rafting
- Rope Course Survival (crossing rivers while hanging off ropes)
New Zealand is very outdoorsy... and everyone does not seem to be suing
everybody for every little thing... no one talks about lawyers and
nonsense -- it's so wonderful... Every Thursday, Ethan takes his
snowboard to school... anything goes around here... a very active,
social, and outdoor-related community!