updated 08/24/2011 AT 7:00 AM ET
•originally published 08/24/2011 AT 2:10 PM ET
The single word on the bracelet worn by Patrick Schwarzenegger on Tuesday could sum up the summer for his family: “Survivor.”
After a highly public rough patch for the Schwarzeneggers, the newly popular billboard model and eldest son of the former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and his estranged wife Maria Shriver, like the rest of his family, is pushing on.
“Everyone is doing well, really well,” the hunky 17-year-old tells PEOPLE. “My brother has recovered [from his surfing accident], he’s healthy, and we’re all enjoying the last few days of summer.”