Camp Pocono Trails: Internet Habit Reversal Program
If your child overuses video games, social media, Youtube, smartphones or engages in online activity excessively, you have found the right place. Our health and wellness camp has a focus track for teens that need a reset experience to tap into their inner strengths and abilities because they have been too busy tapping on their phone. Teens connect with nature, peers, and themselves.
Most parents would agree – if an intervention is not done now, our kids are headed for disaster with the freedoms that college life and/or independent living bring. We teach our campers how to live with the constant distractions of screen-based technologies. It’s unreasonable to just exclude technology from our lives. Therefore young people need to learn how to limit their gaming and social media behaviors to an appropriate amount. This is the first summer program that focuses on internet gaming and social media misuse.
Every camper participates in Behavior Change Groups – where a specially trained counselor leads the group through a set curriculum on behavioral change. Campers are led through insight-oriented activities where they count the costs of endless hours of screen time activities and imagine the benefits of investing their time in more productive pursuits. Educational, occupational, and social effects are all considered in our insight groups.