The Summerland Program for Technology Habit Change
Look up from your screen and experience real adventure!
Summerland Camps are, by far, the most professionally managed, the most effective, and the longest-running video game, social media, and smartphone behavior change programs in the world. Our world-famous methodology has been featured in media outlets across the United States. We offer a summer camp, year-round adventure trips, and an online program for teens & young adults.
Summer Camp: Enroll 2 to 7 weeks at our summer camp in the Poconos. Campers receive bi-weekly screen habit change groups and weekly self-esteem groups in a supportive atmosphere on our 350-acre resort-like campus. The environment is always non-threatening and stress-free. Join us in the Poconos from late June to early August.
Year-Round Adventure Trips: Our adventure trips occur during common school breaks including Thanksgiving, Winter, Spring Break, and early summer. Activities include surfing/bodyboarding, kayaking, snorkeling, mountain biking, fishing, hiking, camping, and gourmet campfire cuisine. This trip is so much more than a tech detox. With two behavior coaching sessions per day and an online parent workshop, participants leave with the skills necessary to manage screens. Join us for a life-changing adventure from March to December.
Online Behavior Coaching: With our online behavior coaching option, your teen or young adult can learn about self-regulation and screen management strategies in the privacy of your home. We have a range of individual and group session packages available and your child can get started right away.
We offer caring, supportive staff with decades of child development experience. Our focus is on the positive, utilizing the participant’s goals as inspiration to learn self-regulating strategies. No wonder the Summerland program attracts families from all over the world!
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Develop Skills to Ensure Success
Video Game Addiction: The Time for Action is Now
As parents, it’s our job to guide our children to independence. If your child’s ability to self-regulate their behaviors would prevent them from being successful in college or independent living, make an intervention now to correct their habits before it gets out of control.
Here are some questions to explore to see if now is the time for a reset opportunity::
- Does your child sneak use of their device/video games and defy limits you set?
- If left alone, would your child play online over doing their homework or other responsibilities?
- Does your child miss out on socialization opportunities or outside play to engage in screen activity?
- Has your child’s schoolwork or home responsibilities (keeping room clean, etc) fallen off due to screen activity?
Percent of day on smartphone
Science Daily reports female college students spend 62% of waking hours on smartphones (males 50%).
College students dropping out
Reuters reports only 46% of college students graduate, in part due to “not being prepared” or “inability to cope.”