A New Idea for a Camp

Tech Detox:

(CNN) — If your smartphone is attached to your hip, your blood flows like a Twitter feed and you’re fairly certain your eyes permanently see through an Instagram filter, then maybe it’s time to disconnect for a bit?

A new summer camp aims to help adults take a break from technology for a weekend of being a kid again. “Camp Grounded,”a retreat brought to you by the folks at The Digital Detox, takes place this June near Anderson Valley, Calif. (about two to three hours north of San Francisco).

This four-day “summer camp for adults” in a 1970s-style Boy Scouts camp atmosphere brings together 232 campers who must follow some special rules: no technology use, no cell phones allowed and no talking about work.

“We really hope people reconnect with themselves,” said Ben Hanna, a partner at The Digital Detox.

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  • RJS

    Sounds intriguing.

  • JHM

    I tend to prohibit phone/laptop usage in my classes. I’m thinking of putting a statement in my General Chemistry syllabus next semester telling the students that I’m simply providing 3 hrs of “digital detox” per week. Plus, it would be no additional charge to the students 🙂