- I need to soak up some much needed vitamin D from the rays of the sun. (Now, the sunshine itself does not actually carry vitamin D, but rather when the ultraviolet B rays hit your skin cells, a reaction takes place that encourages your body to manufacture vitamin D. How do I know this? I googled it 15 seconds ago when I realized I had no idea how vitamin D from the sun worked.)
- One word: Sandals. Shoes are tiny little prisons for out feet, and mine are ready for parole. Sandals. Sandals. Please.
- And the point of this here blog I'm writing right now...
I AM TIRED OF BEING COOPED-UP INSIDE!
I've been staring at screens for-what-seems-EVER.
Cell phone screens.
TV screens streaming more netflix than you can shake a stick at, and you can't even shake a stick cause you can't get a stick cause it's been too cold to go outside and find sticks.
You can get vitamin B from the shining of the sun, but you can't get it from the glare of a battery powered LCD screen. And thinking about all that got me excited about summer camp. (Doesn't everything?)
As you know if you've been here, our Summer Program is tech free for both our staff and campers. And it's awesome. When else do you get six whole days free of buzzing, beeping, ringing and all the screen staring that goes with it?
|A visual representation of our technology policy.|
At Summer Camp, texts are talking bunk to bunk, calls are yelling across the bowl, picture messages are pointing and saying "hey, look at that", and social networks only get as complicated as choosing where to sit at a dining hall table.
"One therapy for cabin fever may be as simple as getting out and interacting with nature. Research has proven that even brief interactions with nature can promote improved cognitive functioning and overall well-being" - Wikipedia (I can cite Wikipedia, cause this isn't for school or anything...)
The lesson? Cabin fever is best in our cabins, with the constant company of your summer friends, without the screens, and where you can go play outside whenever you want.
Provided the weather finally gets nice, that is.