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Perlman Camp Is Screen-Free

In such a connected world it is easy to default to your devices during down time, or even when other activities are going on. American adolescents spend more than 7.5 hours a day using electronic devices- camp is a great opportunity to put the screens down and keep our heads up!

Please leave all expensive electronics at home! These devices have a way of getting lost or broken at camp.

The only electronics allowed at Perlman are certain music players, e-readers, and watches. Digital cameras are allowed as long as the only capability is for it to be used as a camera.

In order to be brought to camp, your child’s device must meet the following requirements.

Music Players
  • Only has music playing capabilities
  • Can not be connected to cellular data or wifi
  • Does not have any apps, games, videos, etc.
  • Used solely for reading books
  • Is not connected to cellular data
  • Does not have any apps, games, videos, etc.
  • Please ensure your child’s device is pre-loaded with what they will need for the summer
Smart Watches
  • No Apple watches, Galaxy watches, Garmin watches, or other smart watches are permitted
  • Fitness trackers are ok
  • Can not be connected to cellular data or wifi
  • Does not have any apps, games, etc.

For a list of devices that meet these guidelines, please see below. (*Note, we have not tested these devices, therefore we cannot recommend any specifically)

All other music players, portable game devices, and video players should remain at home. Camp is one of the few places throughout the year where kids can truly unplug and we have made this decision to both honor and recognize this space and as a result of direct parent feedback.

Our professional staff and Board of Directors have come to this decision to:

  • encourage our campers to spend more time off their beds and outdoors
  • promote socialization between campers
  • remove the divide between “the haves, and the have-nots” in each cabin
  • reduce the stress associated with the damage to and theft of electronics
  • give campers a much needed break from the world of technology
  • allow campers to fully embrace the connections they make with other campers
  • ensure that our campers are not exposed to age inappropriate material

If you have any questions about our screen free technology policy, please feel free to contact our office.