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Intentionally Confronting Nature Deficit Disorder

In Richard Louv’s 2005 landmark book Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder, he suggests that children’s lack of connection with nature has had a significant negative impact on their generation.  Camp professionals inherently comprehend the benefit of being outdoors, but is your camp intentional about connecting children with nature? Whether your camp is ready for an entire philosophical shift, or you need an overhaul of your nature program, Beyond Recreation can put time, energy and resources into this important topic and provide your camp with a comprehensive plan to ensure your campers will grow, play and interact with the natural world in a meaningful manner.