Phase IV: Insight and Coping Skills

Phase IV: Insight and Coping Skills

Building Insight and Practicing Coping Skills At Summerland Camps building insight and practicing coping skills is not as easily placed in a timeline as the other components.  Generally this piece is done continually through the program. The...

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Phase III: Skill Building

Phase III: Skill Building

Skill Building In this phase, campers learn more about systematic self-monitoring and the importance self-regulation plays on achieving their behavioral goals.  We also learn concrete skills such as: How to set up your device to limit your...

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Phase II: Education

Phase II: Education

Education on Screen Time Overuse At camp, we watch movies and read articles on the effects of screen time overuse.  Many campers are shocked to read research on screen-based activity and learn how structural changes in the brain result in extreme...

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Phase I: Technology Detox

Phase I: Technology Detox

Phase I: Technology Detox The first phase campers to through is what we call a “technology detox.”  We don’t focus on separating from our devices or online activities.  Instead, we focus on having fun! Making Friends Campers...

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Structure is Critical

Structure is Critical

Structure is Critical The other day a friend asked me, “What is an appropriate age to give your child their first tablet?”  While I think the answer is different for every family, one thing is true: More important than giving your child the...

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Communication at Summer Camp

Communication at Summer Camp

Communication at Summer Camp It is important for your child to focus on successfully transitioning to camp.  Similar to most summer camp programs, we encourage letter writing but only allow phone calls after the second week of camp unless there...

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Focus on Goals

Focus on Goals

Why is Goal Setting So Important? Parents and campers alike often ask us why we put so much importance on goal setting.  The research on goal setting is clear: From Olympic athletes to top level businesspersons, those who set goals and develop...

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How We Involve Families

How We Involve Families

Family Support is Critical Research into this subject is clear: positive outcomes are correlated with greater levels of family support.  We provide comprehensive family workshops to prepare families to best support their camper upon their return...

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Gaming Addiction or Gaming Habit?

Gaming Addiction or Gaming Habit?

Is this a Gaming Addiction Camp or Gaming Habit Camp? Parents often ask us if gaming can be a true addiction.  Typically, addiction involves tolerance, withdraw, and psychotropic effects.  In this regard, gaming can be an addiction. However, we...

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