Helping Staff Digitally Detox with Jack & EmJ

The Summer Camp Society Podcast

Feb 20 2024 • 47 mins

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With the average American spending over 7 hours of their day looking at screens, we've got some work to do to make staff feel ready to reduce that phone time. On this episode, the Jack and EmJ dig deep into how to prepare your staff to decrease their screen time before camp starts; a digital detox if you will.

They ponder what plans could look like to get your staff ready, and why its important to be more honest about what little phone time they do have during the summer.

(Editor's note: we know EmJ is a back-channeler, and we still love her.

If you're looking for a real chat about staff having phones this summer, this is the pod for you.

Producer EmJ's Takeaways:

  1. Be transparent with your staff and tell them upfront about your tech policies.
  2. Call a loved one before you hit the summer busyness.
  3. Phones aren't going anywhere, find 1 or 2 ways you can compliment them into your staff trainings. Try using Mentimeter as a way to engage staff through appropriate phone usage.

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