With our schools opening their doors for the new academic term in a month’s time, we have got our hands full with our annual preparations. Wondering what our children were up to, we asked our students to write to us, to know how they were utilizing their summer break. Flooded by the overwhelming responses, we visit our inbox to share with you some of the summer stories from the Ekya children.
Urja Srivastava from Grade 8 shared her account of her time at a digital detox camp and here is what she had to say,
“I have attended a summer camp called ‘Digital Detox between April 16-20, at JP Nagar. I would like to share my experience with my friends at school.
Digital detox was a wonderful camp that I loved soooo much. It was a feel-like-home 5-day summer camp that successfully kept me offline. Not once in those five days did I ever feel bored or feel like going home because it already felt like home to me.
Like at home where everybody appreciates you, encourages you and helps you, the camp also had the same vibe. It felt no different there.
It felt like everyone had taken an oath to be non-judgmental, friendly and helpful, creating a homely atmosphere at digital detox camp.
Sometimes members would throw in some jokes also, just the way a brother or sister would do to make you laugh 😀
Besides the camaraderie, every day was a new adventure. We worked in teams to bake, create stories, played charades and even brainstormed to create a business model.
Unlike other summer camps, digital detox taught us so many different things in just five days without being preachy. We had hands-on experience in Composting, Astronomy, Photography and Theatre.
Each day in digital detox felt like a new adventure…And guess what?? IT ACTUALLY WAS….!”