After you’ve been flown around the world in private jets, met heads of state and had private concerts with the likes of Paul McCartney and the Jonas Brothers, what’s next?
For presidential daughter Malia Obama, it’s summer camp!
Malia, 12, will be taking part in this classic American tradition for the first time this summer, and experts say the president and Michelle Obama have made a wise choice in letting their eldest daughter participate in this rite of passage. From Peg Smith, CEO of the American Camp Association:
We’re proud, and very pleased for Malia. Education and learning has been something that the president has talked a great deal about, and we see camp as a great learning environment. We’re sure she’ll have a great experience.
But we all know that sometimes that initial separation can be harder on the parents than on the kids, as the president let on in a recent interview. “I may shed a tear,” he admitted.