Campgrounds are going wireless, reports the Baltimore Sun, so kids don’t have to rough it without their PlayStations.
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp Resort, a private campground in Williamsport that has already gone wireless, is looking for ways to use that access to let kids use more game systems in cabins, said resort owner Ron Vitkun.
Michael Lee, a spokesman for the Outdoor Industry Foundation, said his group is exploring ways to use technology to hook kids on camping. One example is geocaching, a kind of high-tech treasure hunting that uses handheld global positioning system devices.
“Kids who are used to interfacing with a screen can be doing that in the woods,” he said.
Camping and backpacking are declining in popularity, perhaps a function of the aging of the baby boomers.