My daughter came home yesterday from her three days-two nights retreat in Caluruega, Nasugbu Batangas. It wasn’t her first time to attend such out of town school activity. At least two out-of-town trips a year were scheduled as part of their outdoor school program. The said retreat helped her become a better person. She has no camera in all her trips since her freshman year. She always brings a cellphone but she couldn’t rely on the poor resolution and not so good photography features. She could only imagine now and explain how the place looks like. It has campania planters, religious figure made of rocks and different amazing paintings inside the venue. She added that she’s afraid of bringing a camera on her trip and comes back home less the same gadget.
To sum up, she had attended more or less eight out of town trips without camera in her entire secondary years and there’s more to come til graduation day. I think she enjoyed more of the experience not the pleasure of taking photos to look years later. Their senior field trip that just happened a month ago was held in Enchanted Kingdom. She wouldn’t have enjoyed the trip should she bring the camera with her or have enjoyed it otherwise with a nanny to take charge of her things and other valuables. I think that outdoor alone is a good experience even without this gadget. She can live without it, but not the cell phone for her tweeting and social networking account.