kids enjoying nature

Nature’s good for kids. Here’s why.

You’ve likely seen the staggering stats about the amount of time children spend on their screens. Many parents and camp leaders understand this is a concern, but what are some of the unintended consequences of increased screen time and fewer hours spent outside? While screen time may be the easier choice, it can contribute to higher anxiety and distracted kids. The Child Mind Institute shares the benefits of spending time in nature, including building confidence, promoting creativity and imagination, learning responsibility, increasing exercise, and reducing stress and fatigue. This would be a good article to share with parents, youth leaders and donors to help share the importance of a camp or conference center experience.