Update....I went to the camp's website and they had a promotional video which showed, among other things, boys swimming and playing in the water with trunks on!
I am hoping that the nude swimming has been discontinued, but then, they probably wouldn't show it like that on their website.
The thing is, this is a christian camp which boasts in its advertising: "Building Godly young men in a Christ-centered community, through wilderness camping".
Nowhere on their website does it mention public nudity as being part of that program. Lazy Pirate said it best:
The fact that it was mandatory to swim naked... & not disclosed to the parents, seems to make it a situation ripe for abuse in my books. Who knows what could have happened that your boys didn't know about!?!?
After reading your replies, I've decided that at the least, it was inappropriate
. And at the worst, it created an opportunity for little boys to be exploited by a pedophile in their midst. I can't abide with that, and I never would have allowed it had I known at the time.
"When I was a child
I caught a fleeting glimpse
Out of the corner of my eye
I turned to look but it was gone
I cannot put my finger on it now
The child is grown, the dream is gone
And I have become comfortably numb."Pink Floyd