James-I haven't taken my 6th graders camping, but I have taken them to Safari West after receiving a grant. Taking them outside into nature allowed me to see them in a different light. I can only imagine the impact on students of a lengthier program.
I would love to see what it could look like for other ages as well. Technology and nature blended together to create community. Technology has the potential to enhance isolation-your project embraces it, incorporates it, and creates something unimaginable!