Sunday Snippet: Digital Detoxing this Summer at Camp
When campers return from summer camp, they might be able to teach you a thing or two. Yes, they will have learned fun games, traditional camp songs and how to adjust to new routines. But today’s campers also learn a lifelong lesson that campers in generations past never really needed—the benefits of a digital detox.
So when at camp, campers get to experience hours of fun without technology vying for their attention or the attention of the youth leaders or camp staff.
At camp, cabin mates, dining hall buddies and camp counselors contribute to increased face-to-face interactions helping kids develop deeper friendships. They learn to communicate with peers your own age and trusted adults—a skill you will continue to refine throughout your life. Yay for developing yourself for a better future!
Camp offers plenty of activities to get moving and have real-life fun. Instead of sitting on the couch being entertained by TV, movies or mobile devices, days are spent playing getting creative, being active, and making a splash.
If screen time is swapped for a mix of exciting activities, meaningful conversations and lasting friendships, campers can experience a healthier way of life. A lesson parents can learn, too.