Camp Christopher has a long-standing policy that campers are not permitted to have a phone, computer, or other internet-capable equipment at camp.
Although this equipment has been strictly prohibited at camp for many years, there have been occasions when an individual chooses to ignore this policy. This can lead to conflicts within the camp and inhibits a camper’s ability to make new friends because the camper is using their technology to communicate with friends from home rather than with those new friends he or she is meeting at camp.
Mobile phones enable campers to call parents and rely on their advice when they have a question instead of relying on their problem-solving skills or turning to their peers or counselors for assistance. We feel the use of this equipment at camp impedes the development of independence, teamwork, and friendship and interferes with the important bonding that takes place during the camp experience.
Camp Christopher is a perfect place to power down, unplug, and take a well-needed break from the world of electronics. We recommend an inexpensive or disposable camera with which he or she may take back the memories made during the week, which will certainly last a lifetime.
In the event that a camper is discovered to have brought this type of equipment into the camp, the counselor may confiscate it, and parents will be contacted to remove the items from the grounds. This may additionally result in a camper being asked to leave the premises, depending on the circumstances
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