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April 2014 Blog Archive

THE POWER OF UNPLUGGING AT SLEEPAWAY CAMP

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WHAT’S THAT SPELL?

Yea, you know what we’re talking about. UNPLUG! It’s a simple and beautiful (and perhaps elusive) concept that is becoming a big fixture of conversation for us lately. One of the most commonly asked questions and discussions we engage parents in about sleepaway camp is – what is the electronics policy? And of course it is. In a world where we are totally and pretty much unavoidably immersed in technology, parents want to know what happens during summertime at camp.

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We're a camp family

In 1945, my 5 year-old mother traveled 4 hours by bus from New York City to the Berkshires to attend sleep away camp. She was there to spend 8 weeks learning how to play sports, swim, canoe, and get along with other 5 year old girls. She cried for the first few days until the camp director told her to stop. She did. And she spent the next 11 summers playing sports, swimming, canoeing and learning lessons that lasted a lifetime.

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