A strong argument can be made that nature is a critical component of the camp experience and an essential factor in the development of healthy children. In fact, since the publication of Richard Louv’s Last Child in the Woods, the importance of nature-based experiences for children has been discussed in numerous venues across the United States. Reconnecting Children and Nature: New Tools and Strategies for the Camp Community provides an overview of the issue of reuniting children with the wonders of nature and offers numerous ideas for combating nature-deficit disorder.
Among the topics covered:
• What’s emerging in the larger movement to reconnect children and nature?
• Legislation and public policy
• Resources and tools
• Questions, ideas, and answers