To have successful weight loss program, nothing is more important then the people we hire.
We Are A “Nice People Place”
“Ready To Help Your Child – Not a Fat Camp For Kids or a Weight Loss Boot Camp!
It’s all about our people – the responsibility starts with owners David & Ziporah.
We really care about our campers.
We hire warm, loving, responsible people who really want to help your child.
We have many experienced, impressive, mature adults on staff.
We don’t act like drill sergeants and we don’t run a weight loss boot camp.
We don’t call ourselves a fat camp for kids – we are a loving, nurturing home.
Head staff, counselors and campers all work TOGETHER to achieve our goal.
Our staff training program teaches specific, effective tools to positively direct children.
We work with professional trainers and child psychologists on techniques that really work.
We provide training and teach skills to prevent bullying.
How our campers FEEL about themselves is as important as how they LOOK.
Feeling great takes a whole different kind of encouragement – and we provide it!
WEIGHT LOSS SUPPORT & GUIDANCE
BUILDING SELF-ESTEEM AND CREATING A CARING CAMP FOR WEIGHT LOSS SUPPORT
– BECAUSE HOW KIDS FEEL IS AS IMPORTANT AS THEY LOOK!
Our experts blend in with the non-stop fun atmosphere that is 100% camp – and 1,000% CAMP SHANE! Our campers return home very different people – trading unwanted pounds for priceless helpings of self-esteem. (We dish out unlimited quantities daily!) Our Guidance Counselors help campers clarify their own important values and discover their own self-worth, through one-on-one sessions and self esteem activities This is our own unique program, invented right here at Camp Shane.
Our years of experience has taught us that there can be other issues with self esteem in children besides poor eating habits that contribute to a weight problem. We use the Guidance Program to not only provide weight loss support, but help your child feel better about him or herself. No person is defined merely as a physical presence; learning to love yourself is really about self-image – and we work on that, too. We help campers take pride in their own individuality, to accept both strengths and weaknesses, and to recognize that nobody is perfect.
We help campers to set realistic goals, to develop their own abilities, to practice self-encouragement, and to take great joy and pride in their achievements. We fill camp with “put-ups,” not “put-downs.”
Guidance Counselors, in addition to our Head Counselors and Parent Liaisons, communicate frequently with parents. If your child is having difficulty adjusting, he or she will talk to our warm, helpful staff to assist them. If appropriate, our staff will reach out to speak to you, the parent. In addition, if you have questions or concerns, our Guidance staff will talk to your child and you to make sure everything is going as well as we all expect.
SELF ESTEEM ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
CREATING A CARING CAMP
Bunk Meetings, where campers discuss issues like getting along well together, setting rules, sharing tasks, working together and including everyone in activities – It’s all about creating a caring camp!
BUILDING SELF ESTEEM IN CHILDREN
One-on-one conversations, where any camper who feels the need can spend time talking about anything of concern, getting some advice or simply getting close. Everyone at camp feels they gain a lot from this program
Small group “Rap” sessions, where we use Camp Shane-developed curriculum, with input from leading child psychologists, to provide specific methods for children to change their own lives long after camp has ended.
WILL MY CHILD FALL THROUGH THE CRACKS?
HERE IS WHAT WE DO TO PREVENT THAT :
At the end of every day, every counselor in our camp receives a form to submit to the head counselor if any camper has a problem. Each week the Group Leaders are required to complete evaluations on each camper, which is reviewed by the Camp Director and rates each camper for the following: Camper Happiness, Camper Participation, Social Interaction Disruptions
While at Camp Shane: Your child will call you every week. We post photos daily on various social media sites, so you can check in on the action. If you sign up for BunkNotes, you can send your child messages which are printed and distributed daily. You can call camp at any time for updates.
We encourage feedback! Campers, staff and parents are all asked to complete evaluations throughout the summer.to proactively evaluate campers and camp. We are able to identify any camper who is not happy or having an issue. In these cases, guidance staff and counselors will immediately focus in on the child to do everything possible to ensure they have a successful summer.
Guidance led “Rap Sessions” are held without any of their counselors present. In this environment, we feel campers are able to speak freely and express any concerns they may have.
WE WANT TO KEEP YOU VERY INVOLVED -Communication is KEY!