Located near Asheville, Summerland N.C. is the premier camp for video game addiction and related screen activity. We use a science-based therapeutic approach to change screen habits, all while having a fun and exciting summer.
Summerland North Carolina is hosted at Mars Hill University just outside of Asheville, NC in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. It's a perfect setting for a safe and friendly summer camp.
Our 2018 season runs June 3 to August 4.
Financial Assistance NOT Available
We are hosted at Mars Hill University. Campers experience what college life is like living in college dorms and eating at a college dining hall.
Summerland North Carolina is the premiere behavior change summer camp for young people age 10-20 that struggle with digital overuse behaviors including smartphones, video games, social media, and related issues.
Often, adolescents and teens that overuse screen devices have become dependent on them for entertainment and stimulation. Socialization opportunities have been missed out on, and they have learned to rely on parents to structure their time.
Sending a child off to college without the self-regulation skills in place to manage free time is a recipe for disaster. We are a camp for developing skills and changing habits so that young people can be successful in college and beyond.
Our method is based on peer-reviewed research into effective behavior change. Cognitive-behavioral therapy helps our campers to become self-regulated so you no longer have to police screen use. At camp, we teach campers how to self-regulate. This involves the use of a Behavior Planning Journal or what we refer to as a “BPJ.” Goals set in the BPJ align with the campers values and life goals. At Summerland, we say, “What gets measured, gets managed.” By the end of camp, your child will be an expert at systematic self-monitoring and will have the self-regulation skills to be successful back home.
Each camp session at Summerland includes 90-days of remote aftercare. We check in with your camper weekly by Skype to ensure they are still keeping up with their journaling and have successfully transitioned back home with the skills they learned at camp.