Parenting Magazine

BEST SLEEPAWAY CAMPS

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Established in 1968, Camp Shane has extensive experience in helping overweight children establish healthy diets and active lifestyles. Unlike other “fat camps” or “boot camps,” Camp Shane is run just like a traditional camp – with fun activities, like tennis, soccer, and swimming, but they also offer an array of cooking and nutritional classes to help children learn the importance of portion control, as well as how to make healthy selections when dining out. The camp doesn’t obsess over dieting, but instead emphasizes friends, fitness and fun and is focused on establishing healthy diet and exercise habits that can easily be transferred to home.

The program is a coed camp hosting campers ranging in ages: New York (ages 7-25), Arizona (ages 7-17), California (ages 7-25), Georgia (ages 7-17), Texas (ages 7-22) and Wisconsin(ages 7-22). At its New York location is in Ferndale, NY, located near the 600,000 acre Catskill Mountain Forest Preserve, kids have countless opportunities to hike, bike, swim, and enjoy the gorgeous, tranquil setting. Campers sleep in spacious cabins, which are equipped with hot and cold running water and private restroom facilities.

What we love: Even though it’s a weight loss camp, kids get to eat favorites like burgers (turkey burger with a whole wheat bun), pizza (whole grain crust with salad on the side), and chicken nuggets (baked, of course). The camp teaches kids how to eat healthy meals with a focus on portion control. Campers engage in activities from painting and jewelry making to rollerblading, lacrosse, rugby, tubing, water skiing, go-carting and more. They love keeping in touch with family and friends by spending their rest period in the media room or with a program they offer that allows parents to send messages to them directly.

Parent perks: Weight Loss Education – The camp offers educational seminars on visiting days in order to help parents maintain their children’s weight loss at home. Camp Shane has been owned and run by the same family since 1968. They are experienced, compassionate, and committed to their campers’ success.

Parent perks: Weight Loss Education – The camp offers educational seminars on visiting days in order to help parents maintain their children’s weight loss at home. Heritage – Camp Shane has been owned and run by the same family since 1968. They are experienced, compassionate, and committed to their campers’ success.