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Gain self-awareness with self-monitoring

Gain self-awareness with self-monitoring

Gain self-awareness with self-monitoring In our modern world, we have everything at our fingertips: information, the ability to record every second of our lives, and a constant running to-do list. For many of us, these technological advances that...

Summer Camp for Life Skills

Summer Camp for Life Skills

Summer Camp for Life Skills Now that The World Health Organization has classified gaming addiction as a disorder, many professionals are questioning if you can truly be addicted to an activity.  Regardless of terminology, if your child is using...

Ideas to Help Your Child Reduce Video Game and Smartphone Time

Ideas to Help Your Child Reduce Video Game and Smartphone Time

Reduce Video Game and Smartphone Time In today’s post, we will discuss some ideas to help your child reduce their video game and smartphone time. An important part of this issue is realizing that “screen time” fills a need, and in order to take...

A Fun Summer Camp for Technology Detox

A Fun Summer Camp for Technology Detox

A Fun Summer Camp for Technology Detox At its core, Summerland is a fun summer camp for technology detox and learning new habits and skills.  If you find yourself constantly having battles with your child over their screen time it might be time...

Dealing with Resistance

Dealing with Resistance

Dealing with Resistance No one disagrees that being a parent is tough.  Our children’s brains are still developing; what they want to do, and what they need can sometimes be pretty far from each other.  As their parent, you are your children’s...

Is Summerland The Right Camp For My Child with ADHD?

Is Summerland The Right Camp For My Child with ADHD?

Campers with ADHD For many parents of children with ADHD, tablets, and smartphones have been a valuable tool for teaching with educational applications and games.  Kids with ADHD, in general, take to screen-based activities quickly, as these...

Best tech free summer camp

Best tech free summer camp

Best technology free summer camp Looking for the best tech-free summer camp?  If you are reading our website you may have reached a point where you realize that you need outside influence to help with your child’s gaming habits.  Your child...

Can your own fear of failure hurt your child?

Can your own fear of failure hurt your child?

Can your own fear of failure hurt your child? As parents, we always want to protect our children and make sure they have the best chance at a happy and successful life.  We want our kids to be free of struggles and for things to come easily for...

Distance to gain perspective

Distance to gain perspective

Distance to gain perspective Have you ever felt like a different person on a vacation?  Like you could try some things new, take up a new skill, eat new foods and just be different than how you are back at home?  This is part of what makes...

The success of the stubborn child

The success of the stubborn child

The success of the stubborn child “Strong willed, spirited, headstrong.” Some parents wince at these descriptions as this often means more arguments and a power struggle between parent and child.  But these same attributes that make...

Parent Anxiety: How to deal with worry when your kid’s at camp

Parent Anxiety: How to deal with worry when your kid’s at camp

Parent Anxiety: How to deal with worry when your kid’s at camp. Think back to your childhood summer memories, they most likely include long days of adventures with your friends and for many several weeks off at a summer camp, growing and...

Is tech addiction the new gateway drug?

Is tech addiction the new gateway drug?

Is tech addiction the new gateway drug? For years programs like D.A.R.E. have been set up to help prevent children from using alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana as these are often seen at “gateway drugs.” The thinking is if an adolescent starts...

World Health Organization recognizes gaming addiction as a disease

World Health Organization recognizes gaming addiction as a disease

World Health Organization recognized gaming addiction as a disease The big news this week was that the World Health Organization has recognized gaming addiction as a disease.  This helps to bring non-substance abuse addictions to light and for...

Screen Addiction Survey

Screen Addiction Survey Not sure if your child has a problem with overusing video games, smartphones, or digital devices?  Take the survey below to see our recommendations for next steps.  Once you click “submit,” results will be...

Replacement Activities for Gaming and Internet Surfing

Replacement Activities for Gaming and Internet Surfing

Replacement Activities for Gaming and Internet Surfing Parents need to remember that video game playing and internet surfing serves a purpose for their child.  When helping your child to change their digital media habits, parents should help...

Give the gift of Summer Camp

Give the gift of Summer Camp

Give the gift of Summer Camp Did your kids get everything they wanted this holiday season?  Why not surprise your child with the gift of an unforgettable summer camp adventure. At Summerland camps we seek to inspire change from our campers from...