Pocono Trails Internet Habit Reversal Program

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Pocono Trails Internet Habit Reversal Program

About Pocono Trails Internet Habit Reversal Program

The Internet Habit Reversal Program is a technology addiction camp in Reeders, PA by Camp Pocono Trails. This camp is designed to help kids and teens fight addictions to video games, cell phones, and social media by offering an opportunity to develop a more balanced use of technology.

The Internet Habit Reversal Program is based in a traditional summer camp setting on 350 idyllic acres like the health and wellness camp at Camp Pocono Trails. This science-based and therapist-led program gives campers an opportunity to experience the same outdoor activities and camaraderie they would get at a world-class summer camp with a focus on learning healthy habits for cell phones, computers, and other digital devices.

The Summer Camp for Video Game Addiction & Social Media Addiction

Campers of the Internet Habits Reversal program stay at the Pocono Trails camp facilities in Reeders, Pennsylvania, which includes 350 acres on a private lake. Kids and teens participating in the program will take part in many of the 101 activities that Pocono Trails has to offer, including:

  • Soccer
  • Baseball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Minigolf
  • Jet skiing
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing
  • Dance classes
  • Ultimate frisbee
  • Kickboxing
  • …and more

Campers will also get to take part in off-campus field trips, such as Broadway shows. These activities all take place in a positive, supportive atmosphere, with other campers and counselors devoted to everyone’s success.

The heart of the camp is the programming to counter campers’ addiction to screens and technology, including video games, computers, tablets, and mobile phones. Pocono Trails promotes that their Summerland program—developed and overseen by a trained psychologist— is the first summer camp focusing on internet, gaming, and social media misuse.

Pocono Trails achieves this by assigning participants to Behavior Change Groups, moderated sessions where they will learn valuable life skills. Campers will learn:

  • The value of a schedule, and how to create one to stay organized to plan their days and weeks beyond technology and video games.
  • The benefits of self-regulation, the process of setting target behaviors and living up to them to reach a desired goal.
  • How to uncover the hidden talents they possess, that their screen addictions may be overshadowing.
  • Socialization skills through role-play, such as how to make (offline) friends, introducing yourself to others, or standing up to a bully.

Along the way, parents communicate with their child’s assigned therapists for updates through a parent portal.

The program is designed to set campers up to be successful post-camp, taking the lessons learned in their Behavior Change Groups and schedule planning to better structure their free time when they return home.

The program is accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA), and a survey conducted by Pocono Trails showed that 100% of the parents of students who participated in the 2019 program had positive outcomes.

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Location

The Pocono Trails Internet Habit Reversal Program is located at Camp Pocono Trails, a private camp in the Pocono Mountains near Reeders, PA. This location is only 90 minutes from Philadelphia and New York City, and accepts campers from around the country.

Campers traveling to CPT from west of the Mississippi River are offered free airfare to the camp with a minimum 4-week stay.

Pricing & 2020 Schedule

The Internet Habit Reversal Program at Camp Pocono Trails costs between $1,530 and $1,975 per week, depending on the length-of-stay. The longer a camper stays, the lower the price-per-week.

For 2020, Camp Pocono Trails operates between June 17 and August 19, with options as short as two weeks, or as long as the entire duration. The full 2020 schedule and rates are as follows:

  • Precamp:  6/17-6/27 (11 days) – $2,990
  • Session 1: 6/28-8/19 (7+ weeks) – $10,590
  • Session 2: 6/28-8/8 (6 weeks) – $9,190
  • Session 3: 6/28-8/1 (5 weeks) – $8,090
  • Session 4: 6/28-7/25 (4 weeks) – $6,990
  • Session 5: 6/28-7/18 (3 weeks) – $5,890
  • Session 6: 6/28-7/11 (2 weeks) – $3,950
  • Session 7: 7/12-8/18 (5+ weeks) – $8,690
  • Session 8: 7/19-8/19 (4+ weeks) – $7,190
  • Session 9: 7/27-8/19 (3+ weeks) – $5,190
  • Session 10: 8/2-8/19 (2+ weeks) $4,190

Camp Pocono Trails and the Internet Habit Reversal Program offers free airfare to limited guests. The free airfare is for those traveling from West of the Mississippi River and staying longer than 4 weeks. CPT also offers rates for Moms Camp and Family Camp, which can be combined with any of the above sessions.

Pricing at the camp is all-inclusive, meaning camp activities, housing, and meals are included in the above pricing.

Summary

Pocono Trails Internet Habit Reversal Program is a camp designed to help kids and teens break their addiction to technology and video games. This FitStay focuses on healthy habits, goal setting, and positive support to help campers develop a healthier relationship with technology.

Parents looking to help their kids improve social skills, learn time management and goal-setting, and improve overall wellness through a more well-rounded experience may wish to check out the Pocono Trails Internet Habit Reversal Program.

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