Campgrounds Try Everything To Reel In Kids
Campgrounds are using innovative ways to reconnect kids with nature, like letting them explore this solar-powered cabin in Herkimer, New York.
Monday, May 17, 2010 17:27 GMTNEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) When kids go camping this summer, they may finally be willing to unplug from their gadgets and reconnect with nature.
According to Don Bennett of Campground Owners of New York, campsite operators across America are coming up with innovative new ways to get todays wired kids back in touch with the great outdoors.
And since kids are glued to their digital devices 24/7, theyre pulling out all the stops.
For instance, Bennett says Herkimer KOA in Herkimer, New York, recently installed the nations first off grid solar-powered rental cabin complete with its own organic vegetable garden that kids can pick from.
The campground also offers diamond mining, where kids are given a sledgehammer to dig for treasure.
Bennett says other campsites are adding water parks to reel kids in and offering unusual crafting classes, like making air fresheners out of pine cones.
One park outside NYC even has its own wolf preserve where kids can hear the calls of the wild first-hand.© Copyright 2010 Wireless Flash News Inc