Unplug! A Sleep Away Camp Without Electronics
At our sleep away camp we look forward to unplugging every summer. Summers without electronics help us form stronger, more meaningful friendships, and scientists are now discovering that it is a necessary part of healthy brain development! We ask that campers leave their electronics at home, including iphones, blackberries, cell phones, ipads, kindles, laptops, PSPs, Gameboys, and all other mobile communication devices.
Parents often ask us “do your campers really leave their cell phones at home for the summer?” The answer is YES! Our campers happily choose to unplug from the world of social media and texting because they see each summer how much richer their friendships are at camp. Summers unplugged are summers without the pressures and headaches of a teenage life online.
We do love music at K&E, so campers are welcome to bring mp3 devices such as ipods, provided that they aren’t WIFI capable, and do not contain any videos. Part of the Kenwood & Evergreen sleep away camp experience is sharing your music with friends, discovering new artists, and having dance parties during your free time.
Some campers choose to relax at bedtime by listening to music on their headphones. We do ask that mp3 players and ipods stay in the bunk. Our overnight summer camps are a place to interact with those around you and unplug!
Are you interested in seeing all of the activities that we offer during our summers free of electronics? Check out our Activities page.