An Essential Healthy Environment for Children: Summer Residential Camp

At Camp Soles we know that kids need to be in the outdoors. Grass, trees, lake, building campfires and structures in the woods, canoeing, sleeping under the stars one night a week, Camp Soles campers are connecting with nature, and connecting with their peers in our beautiful outdoor fun laboratory! Children in 2021 need to get out of the house, get off their screens, make new connections with other children the same age and learn about the world away from brick and concrete. We still have several openings in our overnight camp weeks. Get more info on schedules and sign up by clicking below.

A summary of an important 2013 book, newly reissued, highlights the arguments for a great summer camp!

Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder

In this influential work about the staggering divide between children and the outdoors, child advocacy expert Richard Louv directly links the lack of nature in the lives of today’s wired generation to some of the most disturbing childhood trends, such as the rises in obesity, attention disorders, and depression.

Last Child in the Woods is the first book to bring together a new and growing body of research indicating that direct exposure to nature is essential for healthy childhood development and for the physical and emotional health of children and adults.