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Getting kids outdoors in the technological age

Updated: July 28, 2007, 12:49 PM ET
By Tom Mooney | The Providence Journal

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — George Jacques taught physical education last year in Rhode Island's Foster-Glocester Regional School District where he noticed a peculiar phenomenon taking shape: fewer children were returning to school in September with suntans.

"I'd ask them what they did all summer and they'd say: 'We were at a neighbor's house playing the greatest and latest video game.' "

At Camp Fuller in South Kingstown, the staff is building sleeping platforms this summer on ...

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