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    RESET SUMMER CAMP for Technology, Social-Media Overuse and Gaming Addiction

    RESET SUMMER CAMP for Technology, Social-Media Overuse and Gaming Addiction

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    Details

    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Four Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Mental Health & Well-Being
    • Sub-Categories: Digital Detox
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
    • Minimum Cost: > $3,000
    • Call: (775) 771-3191
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    Overview

    4-week clinical program on a beautiful college campus! Campers live in dorms and get a feel for life beyond living at home. Program offered in Santa Barbara, CA for 2021.

    All campers are pre-screened by the Clinical Director to ensure they are the right fit for our program. Camp combines a digital detox with therapeutic intervention, Life Skills and fun summer-camp activities. Healthy Tech and self-regulation are balanced with education about how corporations intentionally create gaming, social-media and other online venues to be as addictive as possible. The 2021 summer schedule includes our program at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA Staff is comprised of summer camp program specialists and clinical interns working under the supervision of the onsite Clinical Director.

    Cost and Session Information

    $7850 for new campers
    10% Discount for siblings and returners

    Tuition Assistance & Financing Available

    July 04 - August 01, 2021

    Reviews (1)

    • Wonderful, fun, safe environment to Reset your campers brain!
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      Reviewed on 05/06/2019 by Leslie Morris

      Our son (14 now 15) attended this camp last summer in Santa Barbara when we were at our wits end on how to control his bad behavior when it came to moderating game and online gaming use. He was clearly exhibiting addictive behavior and was using gaming to self-medicate his anxiety stemming from his ADHD. Our son is Highly Gifted, has ADHD and Anxiety but is VERY social. Finding the right camp was an amazing struggle until we fell into this one, This was a PERFECT fit for him. Not only did he have a ton of fun that he forgot to write home most of the month...ergh, but he learned to do laundry, cook several tasty meals, how to regulate behavior in difficult situations (all the campers did, because there were a myriad of personalities attending, including girls - lol). At the end of camp he was s different kid, the one re remembered. Fun, witty, more cooperative and could keep a schedule much better. We made a family contract at the end of the program (took us 5 hours) to determine how we ALL were going to handle ALL types of technology in our home in a responsible and safe manner as we are not going to be able to turn off all technology, instead we had to learn how to handle it without letting it get in the way of family time, personal goals, and professional. and personal growth. This was the perfect, fun time for him to Reset but also for us to Reset as a married couple, to make plans on how it would be when he came home, and to get some well earned R&R for us so we could be ready for our new like when our camper got home. We liked the camp so much that he is returning, not because he is having behavioral problems, he is clearly way far ahead of where he was last summer, but it is a good, safe, fun camp where I am not worried that he will be homesick, have access to technology and to continue to improve his interpersonal skills. By the way, that's our son and me on the Video above :) If you want to talk to me about our experience, shoot me an email at lesliemorris100@gmail.com and we can arrange a time to chat.

    Testimonials(3)

    • I wanted to thank your staff once again as we are amazed at Aaron's transformation while at camp. I dont know if you remember the email I sent you before camp describing Aaron, and noted some of the concerns we had due to his low motivation for activities and his regular anxiety which seemed to be a big part of the issues we were concerned about. Since camp Aaron continues to thrive and seriously does not seem anxious any more on a regular basis. He appears more confident in doing things on his own and in dealing with others. While I know we all recognized Aaron may not have had true addiction issues he definitely escaped life via screen time and that time was he was always playing games in his phone in the car and any time he was bored, while eating breakfast before school etc. While we complained about the constant use we always got arguments and defensive responses and the behavior continued. Since camp he completely gets it and regulates himself in a very acceptable way, we dont have to scold or remind. He pays attention when in the car and notices other details of things he never would have noticed before. We see him excited about things and we did not see that before much at all. Even driving, he had taken drivers ed but did not spend any time investigating cars and what he might want that also completely changed. He had said he appreciates us many times out of the blue since coming back from camp, I had never heard those words from him before. I believe it was you your program and your amazing staff that deserve credit for this. I know if i had sent Aaron to a traditional camp for 4 weeks he would not have come home the way he did from your program.

      - Melissa Olejniczak - January 1, 2019
    • Not only are you helping these young people foster their imaginations and see there's so much more in the world to offer them. But you're also helping them reconnect with their families. Thank you!

      - Kimarie Celse - January 1, 2019
    • I’m so glad we found you this summer! Our son just loved camp. We’ve had positive changes at home, but more importantly, I think the positive memories he has of camp will help make him more mindful of his tech use as he matures and begins to navigate life as a young adult. Thank you so much for all you do for young people. From one teacher to another.

      - Payton Hillman - January 1, 2019
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