Enough social media, “likes,” and screen time!
Today’s children are struggling to form real, meaningful relationships. Kids are so caught up in the too-perfect lives they see online that it’s becoming increasingly difficult for them to figure out their true identity.
Technology is changing the world
…in ways we cannot yet understand, but there are many things you can see with your own eyes.
- Children spend less time outside.
- Kids play with their friends less frequently.
- Basic communication and social skills are declining.
- Kids ability to persevere through every-day difficulties is diminishing.
What I love about this camp is that I know my son is 1) safe 2) loved on 3) loving the food. But more than any of those awesome things... he is untethered from technology. The only thing he has that requires electricity is his floor fan. No phone. No Xbox. No screens. It is 100% face-to-face contact. Talking, laughing, and learning how to interact with other boys both older and younger than him. He has people to look up to and people looking up to him. My heart is so full knowing he is having the time of his life and yet still learning so much.
Diane & I want our children to spend their summers outdoors having fun with their friends!
We know their adventures will have ups and downs, there will be arguments and rivalries, and some things that just won’t be easy, but those are all important experiences for kids as they grow up!
The wonderful thing about Vista Camps is the community that encourages our children through these experiences. As the boys and girls run around camp pursuing their activities they are constantly interacting with their peers. They’re also under the watchful care of mature counselors who are cheering the kids on, and picking them up when they’re down. Without even realizing it, the kids are learning teamwork, collaboration, problem solving — real life skills that they will need as they get older.
Vista Camps offers a rare opportunity to live with friends and cabin mates from all over the world. As a smaller camp, we are proud of the family atmosphere that naturally takes place in this beautiful setting.
We would love for you to join our camp family. If you have any questions as you read through our website, please do not hesitate to call us at 830-367-5353. We’d love to hear from you! You are also invited to tour our facilities anytime. We look forward to seeing you soon.
— Justin Hawkins