Friday, August 31, 2007

Extra - Daycamp in the Piedmont

Good article on a day camp in Virginia.

These folks are keeping technology out of the nature experience, a different approach for today's kids, and a seemingly successful one at that.

Lyt also knows how gadgets can get in the way of that direct experience. "No cameras in camp," he told me, explaining that when a child holds a camera, it becomes the focus, rather than the living thing itself. "Instead, we emphasize the real connection between that living thing and its habitat." Besides, kids have plenty of other opportunities to learn how to use cameras, along with computers and other electronics.