Time Spent in Nature
Fun, Challenge and Healing Lessons from “the World Around Us”
“Given a chance, a child will bring the confusion of the world to the woods, wash it in the creek, turn it over to see what lives on the unseen side of that confusion. In nature, a child ﬁnds freedom, fantasy, and privacy: a place distant from the adult world, a separate peace.”
– Richard Louv
In his book “Last Child in the Woods” author Richard Louv popularized the term “nature deficit disorder” and began reintroducing the public to the forgotten truths about the joys and benefit — in fact the need — of spending time in nature.
A growing body of research links mental, physical and spiritual health directly to time spent in nature. Among other things, being in nature can stimulate creativity, sharpen thinking skills, teach problem solving and cultivate teamwork… but most importantly, it is fun! At CCBS we “unplug” boys from technology and plug them into nature! The lessons from nature and the skills boys learn in the outdoors become “take home” gifts that can be enjoyed by the entire family for a lifetime.
We embrace our natural world environment by enjoying:
Our beautiful campus in the forest and on the river
Hiking, Canoeing, Swimming, Kayaking, Camping, Rock Climbing, and more
Weekend TREK Adventures
Service Learning Projects with the National Forest