Family Support for Technology Overuse

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Family involvement is key to the Summerland Camp process.

Parental involvement and support are critical for any program to produce successful outcomes, and our goal is to be the best summer camp anywhere for screen overuse habits.  We provide parental education and have aftercare services available that are offered year-round.  We know from scientific research that the more families are involved, the better the outcomes.  We help parents at each step along the way by providing the education, support, and guidance to best support the camper’s behavioral changes.

When comparing programs, it’s critical to know if aftercare is available for up to one year after discharge

We capitalize on the technology pause during the camp to reset screen time usage.  Campers return home with their devices set up with reasonable, agreed-upon limits in place.  With the assistance of the camper’s behavioral coach, parents have contracts in place with their kids upon discharge and they will have the knowledge of how to monitor and limit technology use.  After benefiting from the parent workshop, parents have a research-supported understanding of what consequences technology overuse can have on teens.

Best Summer Camp for Video Game Overuse

Our effort to be the best summer camp for device or video game overuse is rooted in our strong belief that parents should be involved in each step of the way. Though our Family Workshop and Aftercare program Summerland Camper are best prepared for the transition back home.