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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we can arrange a time to chat.
Response from RESET SUMMER CAMP for Technology, Social-Media Overuse and Gaming Addiction:
Thanks for the wonderful words Leslie. You son was such a pleasure to have at camp and it was so rewarding to watching him "get it" and have that light-bulb come on as he began to contemplate his long-term future. We are so excited to have him join us again this year so he can learn even more and so he can be such an amazing role-model for the new, incoming campers!