It’s a growing vacation trend. Instead of sending your child to summer camp, many families are going to camp together. Most “family camps” feature the great outdoors, simple accommodations and a dining hall. But they uniquely give grown-ups and children time to commune with one another, while leaving cellphones, computers and the Internet at home in exchange for true family time.

Family camps grew 11% over the past four years and really took off about a decade ago. There are estimates of 700 family camps nationwide.