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For over 150 years the camp experience has been apart of families lives. Camps will always be evolving to keep up with the changes in families and lifestyles.
According to the American Camp Association, “camps remain one of the only places where kids can truly unplug! 74% of camps do not allow campers to use any personal electronic devices at any time.” This is beneficial for children to learn and grow, building relationships with their fellow camp mates and counselors. Campers are able to communicate with their parents and guardians however through hand-written letters and postcards.
The American Camp Association reports that, camps consistently aware of the emerging issues that arise for families with camps. Parents should know that camps are actively addressing issues such as outcome evaluations, healthy eatings and serving the special needs population.
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Excerpt used by permission of the American Camp Association. ©2015, American Camping Association, Inc.