I think it is safe to say that we all have a little too much screen time. Whether at work or school; on social media; playing video games; or just watching tv; we all have quite a lot of it. That’s why ‘unplugging’ can be such an important thing and Camp is the perfect place to do it. With almost no access to electronics of any kind, Camp offers a unique environment in which to get away from the devices that are intrinsically linked to our everyday lives.
I think we assume that losing the easy, instant connection to the world that we are afforded these days will feel isolating. However, we have found that quite the opposite is true. The attachment that we have with our phones and video games fades remarkably quickly. Which allows us to form stronger connections with our surroundings and the people we are sharing this experience with. Choosing to unplug also provides many other benefits that we see during Camp. We all tend to sleep better, our concentration increases, and our general mood improves.
I truly believe that, in the age of electronics and the internet, the unplugged environment is one of the most important aspects of Camp and should, most definitely, be treasured.