How do you handle situations when parents can't/won't pay for trips when you feel they're being irresponsible financially?
One thing I always tell my kids is "don't let money stop you from going to camp/mission trip". And 9x out of 10 the families pay their own fees. This year we are doing camp and a mission trip which cost $525 total. The church has picked up half of each. But even with that we've had more scholarship requests this year than ever. One family has a nice house & some very nice vehicles. The other just posted pics on FB a slumber party in a hotel in town so their kids could use the pool. It's not my place to judge, but how do you create accountability? I feel if it was soccer camp or cheerleading camp, they'd pay it. But b/c it's church then it's as if it doesn't matter. Have you had this struggle? What did you do?
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