Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Reduce Symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder


Original Source of the following information is included below. It is too valuable not to share.

"Many camps have replaced campfires with computers. It’s time for a resurgence of the great outdoors in the summer camp experience.
"Adults have discovered how great those old-school camps can be — for adults. Just the other day, the New York Times reported the popularity of an adults-only summer camp north of San Francisco, located at a former Boy Scout facility. The camp gets people outdoors. It also incorporates talent shows, flag-raisings and “other soothingly regressive activities.” The main attraction: attendees are required to leave their smart phones and other tech gadgets at home. Digital Detox, the group that operates the camp, says the camp helps people “disconnect to reconnect.”
"Now there’s a radical concept. Why not apply it to kids? "

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2013/07/14/should-kids-go-to-sleepaway-camp/its-time-to-get-back-to-nature-at-summer-camps

http://www.childrenandnature.org/news/detail/nature_is_a_powerful_teacher_the_educational_value_of_going_outside/

http://lhhl.illinois.edu/adhd.htm

Another great resource is the book Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder, by Richard Louv. Purchase on Amazon

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