Have you heard of this film? ”Play Again” follows five teens as they go on their first wilderness adventure: no phones, no electricity, no video games. Sounds a lot like Camp Unalayee to me!
Camp Unalayee was founded in 1949 because the Quakers were concerned that the next generation of youth were not going to get outside enough. It’s hard to imagine that was seen as a problem 60 years ago (although apparently it was). However, with the influx of technology in our youths’ world today, it is more of a concern than ever. Camp Unalayee, as it did in 1949, strives to break the ever growing trend in today’s youth to stay inside. Our mission is to get EVERY child back into the wilderness. Let’s get our kids outside this summer and let them “Play Again!”
Check out the film’s website for much more info on how to view it, it’s mission, as well as it’s many awards!
Every year more and more information becomes available about “Nature Deficit Disorder” as it was dubbed by Richard Louv in his book Last Child in the Woods and it’s effects, such as childhood obesity, on today’s youth. Join Camp Unalayee in the fight against Nature Deficit Disorder: get your kids to summer camp and into the mountains this summer!