Does your son love playing with his phone and other gadgets? Could he use some downtime? One solution is Roaring Brook Camp for Boys, a outdoor wilderness camp located on 650 acres of private forestland in Bradford, VT. Boys aged 9 to 14 can escape the digital world and learn valuable life skills, make friends, and experience nature without the distraction of smartphones and video games. Consider a few reasons unplugging is important for kids’ development.
For all of its positive impacts, technology can affect children’s social skills, studies show. On the other hand, research also reveals that connecting with nature, visiting a wilderness camp, and unplugging from the digital world teaches people to have a stronger feeling of unity with others, especially when it comes to working together.
Gets Them Outdoors
Did you know studies have shown that being surrounded by nature helped surgery patients heal faster? Learning to survive and thrive in the outdoors not only builds confidence, but it is also a calming and soothing experience, helping participants handle pain better. It also keeps kids fit and makes them healthier and happier, which contributes to their overall well-being.
Helps Them Do Better in School
Every parent wants their children to succeed in school, and some students who disconnected from technology for periods of time have achieved 50% higher test scores than their peers who did not. Many educators encourage their students to spend time in unstructured play without gadgets or technology for that reason.
To give your son the benefits of unplugging and attending a wilderness camp, enroll them at Roaring Brook Camp for Boys this summer. Call (800) 832-4295 and visit their website to learn more about their programs.