Tonto Rim Blog
Today’s digital technology is great! PCs, tablets, smart phones, television and the list goes on. But are we spending too much time with technology? The recent PokeMan Go fade was praised for many reasons, one of which being that it prompted people to “get outdoors” and experience real life. However, even this cannot compete with the real outdoors. Camping is one of those “real outdoors” adventures where tech can often interfere with.
Camping with kids can be a great experience. However, to make sure everything goes smoothly and you have the best time, a few things need to be considered. For example, you’ll want to make sure you do your research ahead of time, prepare a checklist so you don’t forget anything, and even plan for some fun games and activities.
With eleven million plus kids attending a camp this summer, the piles of “lost and found” items will be extreme. In this infographic by Kidecals, discover what kids lose more than anything else and simple steps that will save you money.
A recent study by the Yale Child Study Center and reported on the American Camp Association’s website shows positive proof that the summer camp experience provides lasting real-world benefits to children.
Preparation is vital when having an outdoor adventure such as camping. This is especially true if you plan to bring some basic supplies such as a can opener, first aid kit of extra batteries for things like flashlights. Forgetting just one essential item can put a damper on an otherwise fun trip.
Seeing that we often have kids and “tweens” in our Youth Christian Camp settings, I thought this infographic by FashionPlaytes.com on how kids are using social media by was quite interesting. For example, of the 95% that use the Internet, 81% of them are using some type of social media. Learn more from the stats below. The infographic even lays out some benefits as well as harms and provides some ways parents can monitor their kid’s social media usage.