If there is one thing that I’ve learned from working at a summer camp for four years, it’s that technology has slowly ruined children’s ability to interact with actual people.
At my day camp, we have set up a tent in one of the rooms because another thing I’ve learned is that Nevada in June and July is a perfect place for heat stroke. Once I told the kids that we were doing “Camp Out”, they were full of questions like “what do we do” and “why is it inside”, but the biggest question was “can we watch Netflix in the tent”. I almost died. When I was little, a tent meant scary stories and s’mores and family time, but to them a tent was a foreign object.
On a previous day, I was watching our “teen campers”, or campers going into 7th grade, at “Closing Circle”, a time when the whole camp comes together and sings and eats ice cream and just has fun! Every. Single. Child. Was. On. Their. Phone. INCLUDING THE COUNSELORS. I almost had a heart attack.
Camp is supposed to be a time away from technology, out in “nature”, or as natural as preparatory school kids could get. It’s sad to think that all kids and teenagers can seem to do is stick their noses in LED screens and kill IQ points. *sigh*
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