Launch of First Summer Camps for Treating Videogame and Screen Addiction: Revolutionary programs in North Carolina and California

For the first time, families struggling with children and teens who are unable to pull away from their iPhones and Playstations have a solution. Today, Summerland North Carolina began at Mars Hill University in North Carolina with 20 participating campers. Summerland California, located at Westmont College near Santa Barbara, California, commences next week.

Summerland is the first residential treatment program designed for the treatment of videogame and screen addiction in children and adolescents. Summerland’s behavioral change program was designed in association with leading researchers from universities like Iowa StateNew York University, and UC Santa Barbara. Campers participate in cognitive behavioral therapy sessions and a comprehensive after-care program with Summerland behavioral coaches in order to effect change from within. more

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