I am a little worried about Heather leaving so soon. There were signs that would raise red flags for me:
-When she called her bad-influence friends her "air"
-A counselor's observation that she is the most closed-off of the group
-Her unemotional talk to the empty chair
-Her unemotional reunion with her aunt and uncle
To me, she seems as if she is simply putting on an act so that she can go home. I don't think I ever recall seeing her cry. She has got to be experiencing tremendous emotional turmoil about her mother. I'm sure the camp had their reasons for believing she will do well. I hope they are right. Heather is adorable, and like all the kids, she has so much to contribute!