Successful weight loss programs for kids, teens and young adults don’t just happen by themselves.
CAMP SHANE GIVES YOU MUCH MORE THAN EXPECTED
Weight loss for children isn’t easy, but we dedicate ourselves to giving our campers a comprehensive set of life skills. This will help equip them to deal with their problems completely and successfully, for the long term. With a Physician, Registered Dietitian and a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist PhD as advisors, you can be assured of the quality of our program.
WE MAKE IT EASY FOR A CHILD TO LOSE WEIGHT
We show kids how to eat healthy. We teach campers specific, effective ways to change their eating habits that are effective in achieving long term weight loss success. We engage campers in physical activity through fun games and activities. As a result, our weight loss results are amazing, from 15-50 pounds.
CAMP SHANE – IT’S A “FEELING”
We are well known for a staff whose maturity and wholesome beliefs are transmitted to your child. Campers describe us like this because of the many events, activities and procedures we have to create that special feeling. For most campers, the most significant thing about Camp Shane is that it’s so friendly and inclusive. It’s what life should be.
CHILD WEIGHT LOSS IS ONLY PART OF OUR MISSION
We don’t want our campers to make being overweight an obsession. We focus on positive activities and meaningful discussions – and to having more fun than they have ever had before.
WE HELP KIDS, TEENS AND FAMILIES
As parents, we can’t think of anything more precious than our children. Please take comfort that since 1968 parents have been entrusting us with their kids and their weight loss needs.
CAMP SHANE IS FRIENDLY, SUPPORTIVE AND NON THREATENING
We have a total environment of kindness, friendship and encouragement. We created countless hilarious, varied activities to keep kids laughing. At the same time, Camp
Shane is safe, structured and highly supervised.
Being an overweight child is not fun and parents know that health hazards are related to childhood obesity. So, while we make camp fun – we have an unmatched record of changing kids’ lives! We can do the same for your child.
HOW IT ALL BEGAN – OUR HISTORY SINCE 1968
Summer camp with decades of experience in helping overweight children – It Matters!
Camp Shane, owned by husband and wife team David Ettenberg and Ziporah Janowski, is a “Heritage Camp” that has been in the same family since it began in 1968. You could say it all started with David’s mother.
“My father was starting his own business and money was scarce for things like camp,” says David. “My mother worked as head counselor at summer camps so my siblings and I could attend at reduced cost.”
So when the opportunity arose to purchase a classic Catskills bungalow colony, David’s grandmother— a loving but tough old bird—was invited up from Brooklyn for a look. While she walked the property, looking at the grass, the trees and mountain views, the family stood silently nearby and awaited her thoughts. Finally she nodded and said, “Shayna,” which is Yiddish for beautiful. And so the camp became known as Camp Shane.
THE WEIGHT LOSS TRADITION CONTINUES
The first year there were nearly 20 campers. Today there are six camps across the country—Arizona, California, Connecticut (New York Area), Florida, Texas and Wisconsin —and now hundreds of boys and girls spend anywhere from two to nine weeks every summer at Camp Shane. Shane Diet & Fitness Resorts was created in continuation of the Camp Shane tradition, except for adults.
And Grandma? She spent every summer in her own cabin in the center of the original Camp Shane New York, becoming a grandma to all the campers and embodying the most important aspect of Camp Shane, that being the feeling of family.
But most important of all, the staff and the program provide the education and experience that enable long term change. The guests also bond with one another and provide deep support and lasting friendships. It’s summer camp for adults – but with maid service! Visit shanedietresorts.com