In order to jumpstart Richie’s transformation, the MTV team sends him to a weight-loss camp for teens called Camp Shane. At Camp Shane, Richie makes a connection with another camper named Chrissy, where he experiences his first relationship, first kiss, and first break-up. Richie also loses eight pounds while at camp.
MTV’s “True Life” filmed several teens at their homes and at Camp Shane. The film shows how difficult life is for these kids and how coming to Camp Shane really helped change their lives.
20/20 had a feature story filmed at Camp Shane called “Growing Up Fat”.
John Stossel said “Life at school is often lousy…here is an oasis.”
Barbara Walters called this “an inspirational story”.
A&E- Investigative Report
“The Supersize Generation: Kids and Obesity”.
Newsweek filmed several children and teens at their homes and schools. The film shows how difficult life is for overweight kids-and how coming to Camp Shane really helped them.
“Staying Healthy -Too heavy, too young.” The story features photos of Camp Shane’s weight loss campers in action-stretching, exercising, getting measured and relaxing by the pool.
New York Times Magazine
Photos and interviews of three Camp Shane campers appeared in the “What they were thinking” feature.
Sally hears from lots of kids who are suffering because of their weight. But when she received a letter from a kid asking if she could help her go to Camp Shane- Sally called us!
Discovery highlights how dangerous health problems are for overweight people. The program shows how Camp Shane helps with weight loss, nutrition education and building self-esteem. As they put it, “The message is clear-we care about you.”
Sundance Channels featured film “Taking off,” is a documentary examining the intimate emotions and difficulties overweight girls share.The film shows how important the support network developed from friendships made at Camp Shane becomes in their life at home.