After camp I felt the most profound absence of nature in my and my boys’ lives. It’s hard to reconcile and I think it’s time we had a bigger conversation as a society about bringing nature back into our lives.
We’ve explored how screens and sedentary lifestyles are putting pressures on kids or limiting their growth. Now let’s look at how camp balances those impacts, and provides critical assets of its own.
Where and when can we get a break from screens in our family life? Its tough when screens now impact almost everything we do. I tried a “screen free week” and it has helped. Read on for more…
Too many screens for too much of the time are greatly impacting how kids develop and how people interact. How did we get here, and what’s it doing to us? Let’s explore it this week on the blog.
Please check out our blog today with a special request for used electronics to aid our Photography and Dance Departments AND give more counselors access to equipment at camp.
Sam Dawson and Casey Tucker attended the most recent American Camp Association regional conference. Casey writes about the topics covered and what it means for ‘Ghany.
In four trips over the course of this summer, ‘Ghany Girls get a chance to explore wild local caves all decked out in safety gear and armed with a sense of adventure!
In a book about the merits of things made and done by hand a quiet epilogue sings the praises of summer camps and the critical role they play in kids’ lives.
Program Director Casey Tucker has a passion for nature in its own right. But he also makes a powerful case for the role of nature in kids’ lives. A recent speaker he saw confirms it!