Social Networking and Camp
We all hear about “Social Networking” these days. Â Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, texting, etc have taken over.
At camp, we’re attempting to enter and interact through these mediums (ie: this blog, our smugmug account, and being on Twitter). Â However, we are also incredibly aware that the most important part of what we do here at camp has nothing to do with the internet or computers. Â And that’s how it’s supposed to be, and how we want to keep it. Â We read a lot and
try to stay tech-savvy in order to meet kids where they are, on their terms, and in a relevant way, but we realize that we are working on so much more than that. Â We help reenforce the values you instill at home, showing your children that authentic and personal interaction aren’t something to be merely endured.
Here is a great article talking about what you can do as a parent to make sure your child doesn’t grow up to be a member of the “Techno-Loner Generation.” Â We’re here to help in the process, and we’ve got a ton of ideas and activities that perfectly fit the “things they miss out on while glued to the PC” model. Â Campfires, S’mores, Dutch Auctions, Cabin Time, Kern Zone, GaGa, there’s so much going on, it’s hard to avoid a ton of personal, valuable face-to-face interaction.