Camp is possibly the 1 time a year where students go an entire week totally unplugged! Forced into newfangled situations where actual face-to-face communication must take place, many students walk around trying to type out conversations on their palms. Many may need neck braces to hold their heads in a rare, upright position for more than 15 minutes. We are considering adding a morning exercise program to our camp schedule to allow for stretching unused hand muscles that have been continuously cupped around a cell phone for 365 days. Facebook withdrawal includes convulsions and tremors as it is extremely hazardous to go 7 days without knowing your friend's status updates, but I promise you it is all worth it.
Like the Lord said in Leviticus 26:13, "I am the Lord your god who brought you out of Egypt so that you would no longer be slaves to the Egyptians; (or technology); I broke the bars of your yoke and enabled you to walk with heads held high."
That is our prayer for this summer - that students would discover a new beginning, a freedom from bondage, a greater faith, and a new outlook that changes their lives forever! If you have a teenager in your life - get them to camp however you can!