Look up from your screen and experience real adventure!
– Welcome to Summerland Camps: Where Campers Learn to Live with Technology –
Located in California and North Carolina, Summerland Camps are fun, safe, adventure-based camps for youth ages 10-18 looking for an unforgettable summer while creating new habits and learning new skills. We show campers they have hidden talents and abilities they’ve never tapped into because they’ve been too busy tapping on their phones.
We serve campers who want to better manage the use of video games, cell phones, and online digital media; in addition to co-occurring issues. Our approach is science-based, simple and sustainable, and grounded in the work of top industry leaders on video game addiction, internet addiction, and problem social media use.
At Summerland we will show your child they can be just as successful offline as they are online!
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 action:
- 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.”
Summerland North Carolina!
Click the video to check out the awesome disc golf course on our beautiful and friendly Mars Hill University campus.
Campers at both locations participate in adventure activities where we make new friends, gain life skills, and learn how to live in balance with technology!
All Summerland locations are members of the American Camp Association (ACA). Membership in ACA provides us with many outstanding resources for our staff and campers.