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Unplug for the summer!

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Camp is a phone-free zone...

At camp, we’re huge believers in the concept of “unplugging” over the summer – namely, separating our campers (and counselors) from their cell phones and other electronics devices for the 8 weeks of camp. But it’s not just us – every piece of educational research, including recent studies by the American Camp Association, have shown real statistical value in using the summer as a time for our technologically-saturated children to enjoy everything that camp has to offer.

With that in mind, we are enlisting your help in accomplishing this goal. We’re asking that you please remind your children of ELDC’s long standing policy that CELL PHONES AND OTHER ELECTRONICS DEVICES ARE NOT PERMITTED AT CAMP. Not only does this avoid possibilities like breakage or theft, but it also helps to reinforce our goal of making the summer a time to hone a wide array of interpersonal skills. Keeping cell phones at home also avoids significant privacy issues of campers posting pictures of other campers on social media without their permission.

In order to help maintain the safety and privacy of our campers and staff, campers who bring cell phones or other electronic devices to camp will immediately be asked to return the device to their bag for the remainder of the day. If the device returns to camp, our Division Leaders will take the time to speak with the camper about the importance of leaving it at home and will hand the device back to the camper at the end of the day. If the device is seen for a third time, it will be taken to the offce and a parent or guardian will be asked to pick it up. As a reminder, Eagle's Landing cannot be responsible for lost, stolen or broken devices that are brought into camp in violation of our policies.

From our bus rides to activities at camp, we work hard so that our campers never need a cell phone, iPod, iPad or any other electronic device to keep them engaged! Should you ever need to reach us in an emergency, please call the camp office at 732-821-9155.

Take the pledge and help your kids unplug for the summer!