One of the best things about camp is being “unplugged” from cell phones, video games, television and the internet. Campers admit that it’s really tough to give that stuff up at first, but once they settle in at camp, they appreciate living in real life.
Turning off technology allows students to really engage all of what camp offers— the real friendships, the physical activity, and the chances to explore and discover the natural world. Instead of being entertained by a flickering screen, students get to create a fun time with friends. Campers get to actually do really cool things instead of just sitting around “watching” something.
When you think about it, there’s a lot more to life, to being human, than “facebooking,” text messaging, and watching “reality” TV. These days, it takes a real effort to get past all of that so you can exercise those more important parts of who you are. Camp is special place to help with that effort. It’s perfect for reminding you that life is more fun in the real world.