Last week I unplugged from all social media...come to find out I didn't miss much. I recommend trying it sometime.
I spent 5 days in the Dixie National Forest near Panguitch Lake, Utah. I've loved the outdoors since I was a kid, while I haven't spent that much time in a tent since scout camp in the '90s is was good to get a change of scenery.
At the Color Country Natural Resource Camp we take 40 students, remove them from their mobile devices, online social networks, and provide them with a hands-on learning experience they will never forget. They make (real-life) friends with students of rival schools and embark on an adventure of self discovery. It must be experienced to truly be appreciated.
This summer camp is the answer to what's wrong with formal education. The camp runs like this:
Youth spend 4 hours each morning doing hands-on investigations in the following fields of study:
Professionals are invited to the camp to lecture on various subjects. This year we covered:
For more information on the Color Country Natural Resource Camp in Washington County, Utah please visit: www.ccnrcamp.org
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Paul Hill, Ph.D.
I design, plan, and evaluate economic development programs for Utah State University.
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