The Joys of Doing Nothing

Note to Readers: This blog from Cape Cod Sea Camps, a traditional New England summer camp and premier provider of summer education opportunities for children and young adults, is offered as a resource on youth development for families.

At last month’s American Camp Association conference in Atlanta, GA there was continued discussion about new evidence supporting unstructured (not the same as unsupervised) play among children, including at summer camp!  The Joys of Doing Nothing, on outlines some of what we know.