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Summer Camp: Unplugged!

A unique camp experience that empowers kids to disconnect from technology and reconnect with the world. Discover outdoor adventure, make new friends, and create lifelong memories this summer!

River Mountain Digital Wellness Citizenship and Outdoor Adventure Camp Retreat

River Mountain camps and adventures empower young people to achieve better tech-life balance, so they can flourish as kids today and become the leaders of tomorrow.

Screen time for 10 to 15 year-olds has changed dramatically over the past 10 years. Apps and games use persuasive design to keep kids hooked for as long as possible.

Designed in partnership with Penn State University, our screen-free, immersive experiences empower kids to be more mindful about time spent on technology and the benefits of time spent engaging with each other and the natural world.

Hit "Reset" on Kids Tech Use

Improve the skills weakened by screen time:

Communication & Relatedness Digital Wellness Retreat

Communication & Relatedness

Health and Digital Wellness Retreat

Physical health & Wellbeing

Focus and Attention Digital Wellness Retreat

focus & attention

Featured Summer
2020 Sessions

June 21 -
June 27, 2020

Sunday through Saturday Camp
Ages 10 - 15

June 28 -
July 4, 2020

Sunday through Saturday Camp
Ages 10 - 15

July 5 -
July 11, 2020

Sunday through Saturday Camp
Ages 10 - 15

July 12 -
July 18, 2020

Sunday through Saturday Camp
Ages 10 - 15

July 19 -
July 25, 2020

Sunday through Saturday Camp
Ages 10 - 15

July 26 -
August 1, 2020

Sunday through Saturday Camp
Ages 10 - 15

Journey

ADVENTURE

Opt outside! Adventure in nature is our “Reset” button. Nature fosters creativity, and adventure builds self-confidence and strengthens peer-to-peer relatedness.

WELLNESS

Physical health. Self image. Focus. Sleep. Through experiential learning, we teach young people about the risks and effects of technology and persuasive design.

IMPACT

Young people leave with the tools to continue building a healthier relationship with technology at home.

Youth Adventures

River Mountain inspires adventure, stokes curiosity, and sparks wonder of the natural world. Every aspect of our retreat is designed to create an unforgettable experience within a safe and comfortable environment.

Teen Girls Leadership Weekend Camp
Environmental Education Kids Camp
Teen Girls and Boys Camp Maryland
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Adolescent Girls Youth Screen Time Digital Citizenship
Boys and Girls Leadership Adventure Fall Camp Mid Atlantic
Teen Kids Youth Leadership Weekend
Youth Teen Summer Camp Baltimore Washington DC

Accommodations

Our state-of-the-art cabins are designed to find harmony with our body's circadian rhythm. Our young guests wake with the sun as it rises over Warrior Ridge, and fall asleep gazing at the night sky and listening to the sounds of Sweet Root Creek.

Circadian Rhythm Cabin Design

Location

Just a few hours drive from Washington D.C., Baltimore, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia — yet a world away.

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About Us

We are a team of individuals that prioritizes offline connections. We believe it’s important for everyone to take time - a retreat - to redefine their relationship with technology and the natural world. To that end, we are committed to providing experiences in nature that inspire, discussions that insight change, and connections that awaken awareness.
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