One camera comes to mind:
The Olympus Stylus 300
A rugged small camera that is also waterproof.
You can't go scuba diving with it, but it keeps out moisture. It has a sliding cover to protect the lens when not being used.
It sells for $250 at newegg.com
A review can be found here:
We just sent our daughter off for her first year of college in upsate NY. She will be spending quite a bit of time in the outdoors in all types of weather and we would like to get her a digital camera so that we can share photos back and forth.
Does anyone have a recommendation for a fairly inexpensive cam that can uphold to the rigors of the Adirondack Mountains?
Thanks in advance for your help.