Ditto pretty much what everyone else says. There is ZERO failure in that story. Yu last paragraph says it all. You had a fun week in camp, saw lots of animals, and you had some great father and son time. Heck, you can barely get alot of kids his age to want to talk to youabout anything these days, let alone talk about school, friends, and everything else.
You have a hunting partner for life. I am sure you will have many more "faliures" like this in your life with him, but I wouldn't trade any of them, if I were you!
Congrats on a great hunt!! My oldest son is still 5, and I can't wait for the day.