Summer Camp lets Kids ‘Unplug,’ Make Important Connections

 Our very own Executive Director, David Faulstich, explains why kids need a place to "unplug" over the Summer and the importance of making connections with nature.  

Our very own Executive Director, David Faulstich, explains why kids need a place to "unplug" over the Summer and the importance of making connections with nature.  

There’s no denying the energy pulsing through Northeast Ohio these days. Everywhere you look there are cool things to do and see.This has only increased the competition for our children’s time and attention during the summer. Between sports practices, music lessons, family vacations, summer academics, and more, it’s harder than ever to determine the right fit for each child and for families to fit it all in.

Technology helps us organize increasingly busy lives, and can be a huge asset for parents scheduling a myriad of summer activities. Despite the benefits, there may be a downside to the prominent role technology now plays in most families’ lives. With 42% of children under 8 having their own tablet and 98% living in households with a smartphone, children spend more and more time in front of a screen, at the expense of time spent playing with peers and exploring the world around them.

Not to be forgotten amongst all this technology and change is the humble summer camp experience...read the rest of the article here.