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Social media allows campers to keep connected year-round

JOSEFIN DOLSTEN | JTA | Posted: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 12:45 pm

For 12-year-old Sophie Golden, camp is “kind of like a different world,” where electronics are a no-go and her bunkmates feel more like sisters than friends. When she misses that feeling during the year, there’s an easy way to get it back, even if just for a fleeting moment — by checking her phone.

That camp feeling “is coming back a little bit, but the second I stop texting, it goes away,” said Golden, who attends Beber Camp, a Jewish summer camp in Mukwonago, Wisconsin. She said she never worries at the end of the summer about losing touch because she and most of her camp friends stay in constant contact in group chats and on Snapchat, the photo messaging application.

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