One easy solution is to bring along a digital camera just for the kids. The Stylus Tough 6000 by Olympus is a good choice because it's kid-friendly and, well...tough.
The camera is also good to take along on a college visit even when you leave the youngsters at home. This 10 mega-pixel camera has a 3.6x optical zoom and 2.7” display window. Since the body is so tough, you don't need a camera case which is great because that's one less thing you have to keep up with.
It also has a wide range of settings that allow you to adjust for any type of lighting, freeze on a face with its “smile shot” feature, and shoot a panoramic (which is a great way to get a memorable photo of campus). A fully charged battery can store up to 230 images. For more information on product specifications, click here.
Because I'm a mom and a blogger, Olympus loaned me a Stylus Tough 6000 last summer. They wanted me to find out for myself just how tough this camera is. I'm happy to report it's both kid-tough and mom-tough. My kids and I have put it through the paces of our own set of quality control tests from exploring photography swimming pools, amusement parks, skateboarding and now while touring college campuses, it's become the first thing we pick up when head out on our next adventure.