Perhaps you have seen some of our campers on MTV, ABC’s 20/20, or in A&E Newsweek, and wanted to find out more about our weight loss camps? How do we get the results you see? Here just a few of the things we do with overweight children to help them on the path to successful weight loss and healthy lifestyle.
NO DIET FOOD HERE:
This may sound illogical when it comes to weight loss, but the real world is an uncontrolled environment so we offer foods you’ll want to eat when you return home – fun foods like pizza, chicken nuggets (baked, of course!) and hamburgers. The key is portion-controlled meals that are nutritious and tasty, and healthy snacks such as popcorn, fresh fruit, pretzels and ices. In our basic nutrition and cooking classes, we will teach you to make changes in your lifestyle that help you to take and keep the weight off forever.
We focus on activities that teach kids that exercise can be enjoyable, not hard and frustrating. Physical fitness should be fun for everyone, and we schedule all types of events and activities that only get campers involved, working together and building new friendships. From sports (in a no-pressure, non-competitive setting) to arts-and-crafts, adventure courses and performing arts, there’s something to excite every camper.
SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT:
Children who are trying to lose weight need support from others – our camp provides that encouragement in numerous forms, equipping kids with the proper tools to make better and healthy choices needed for weight loss. We offer a healthy environment with caring counselors, and campers who cheer each other on. All our campers are here for the same reason and strive to encourage and help one another succeed. They return home as very different people, trading unwanted pounds for priceless helpings of self-esteem
COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY:
Camp Shane has a step-by-step program called CBT to give you the tools for long-term success! You’ll learn about recording what you eat, the exercise you do, and your thoughts and feelings in a journal. This helps keep you focused on your goals, and you’ll become more aware of your eating patterns. Instead of eating when upset, you’ll learn stress management skills to help deal with daily aggravations.
If you are struggling with an overweight child, contact us today for more information or to sign up for one of our summer weight loss camps.