US summer camp helps tech addicts unplug and detox

Mar 29, 2013
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Ever feel like you're glued to the computer way too much? Maybe it's distracting you from going out and meeting new people. Either way, if you're looking to change some things about your computer-using habits, a new summer camp in California looks to help you unplug and detox your brain from information overload.

An organization called Digital Detox has started what they call Camp Grounded, and they'll be holding summer camp sessions to help technology addicts unplug from the internet and step away from blue-hued screens to experience the world in a more natural way. The camp plans to do this by involving participants in nostalgic activities that we all remember doing as children.

For $300 for a month-long retreat, you can "trade your computer, cell phone, Instagrams, clocks, schedules and work-jargon for an off-the-grid weekend of pure unadulterated fun." The organization adds that "friendships at camp are based on real-life connections, and the most important status we'll update is our happiness."

Digital Detox has three summer camps planned for this year in the US, with international summer camps launching in Cambodia, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica next month. The Cambodia retreat, for instance, will involve a group of 12 guests who will gather on a deserted island for six days of various activities, such as yoga, meditation, and writing workshops.

[via The Guardian]

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