Meet the Owners


Who We Are
Who We Are

Meet David Ettenberg and Ziporah Janowski and their kids Sam and Hannah.

Please allow us to introduce ourselves.

Since 1968, thousands of parents have entrusted us with their children. You love and want the best for your child, just as we do for our own children. That’s why we run extraordinary weight loss camps that everyone is proud to be a part of – kids, parents and staff. We maintain high ethics and an overriding commitment to care. Our impressive facilities, our superb staff, marvelous planning, and professionals such as our Physician, Registered Dietitian and licensed PhD Therapist combine to provide the best Camp experience you can find. Anywhere.
Shane’s co-owner Ziporah Janowski

Shane’s co-owner Ziporah Janowski took the unusual step of adding a diploma beyond her law degree; as a chef. A graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute in Manhattan, she has brought her culinary skill and knowledge to Shane Camps & Resorts where she is applying the principles of serving food that is health supportive, whole, fresh, local, seasonal, in harmony with tradition, real and unprocessed.

Who We AreThe camp menus include primarily fresh fruits and vegetables and meals cooked from scratch with little sugar or artificial ingredients, healthy lean proteins, complex carbs and healthy fats. Campers are served three meals and two snacks daily and the food is kid friendly, nutritious, filling and tasty and can accommodate vegetarians, kosher and campers with specific food allergies.

We make every camper part of the Camp Shane family. We create an environment where everyone feels comfortable and at home. Yes, we’re a weight loss Camp, but we’re not obsessed with dieting like most fat camps.We also spend time with the parents, providing education and guidance on what to do when your camper comes home. After all, weight loss and fitness is a lifetime commitment and we want your whole family to be healthy!

Hope we get to meet!

David and Ziporah

Parent Testimonials

Who We Are
Who We Are
Who We Are

Planning Every Detail


50 Years Of Great Ideas Shape Our Program

  • All programs are meticulously planned, organized, equipped and exe-cuted.
  • Meticulously detailed written procedures.
  • Adult supervision for everything we do.
  • Nobody stands around waiting for something to get organized.
  • One activity begins as soon as the last ends.
  • Evening activities weekly special events, rainy days, off-site trips.
Who We Are

Unique Programs, Created and Found Only Here Makes us Special

THE BENEFITS
THE BENEFITS
  • Campers receive valuable instruction in all camp activities such as sports, fitness, nutrition, cognitive behavioral therapy and much more. Always in a fun environment.
  • Enjoyable instruction leads to new skills, increase in self-confidence, and being able to do more and to do it better.
  • Campers feel a sense of comfort and belonging.
  • Non-stop fun, great new friendships — and, oh yes, impressive weight losses.
THE RESULTS
THE RESULTS
  • A full staff of counselors and activity specialists who know exactly what they’re doing, no matter what they’re doing.
  • A camp full of children who are having a great summer No standing around No hit or miss No wondering who is supposed to be where, when and doing what.
  • A staff that is totally prepared is ready to provide the non-stop physical and emotional safety that makes Camp Shane so much fun And that makes Camp.

A Great Camp Doesn’t Just Happen By Accident

Who We Are
Every summer we watch our campers blossom in the professionally run program that we call Camp Shane. They lose weight they gain self-es-teem, and they have the time of their life. It just happens — but if you know what we mean, it doesn’t just happen by accident.

Reyna-LubackCamper’s Testimonial“Shane has given me the strength and confidence to be…” Reyna L, FLread more

Meet Our Team


Our Staff Is Here To Make Your Child’s Experience At Camp Shane The Very BEST!

CAMP SHANE’S MEDICAL ADVISOR
CAMP SHANE’S MEDICAL ADVISORDr. Stephen Pont, MD
Pediatrician and Medical Director, Texas
Center for the Prevention and
Treatment of Childhood Obesity. As a volunteer advisor to Camp Shane and a fan of our program, he advises on our weight loss, healthy, exercise, safety, food service and Cognitive Behavior programs.

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CAMP SHANE’S COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY EXPERT
CAMP SHANE’S COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY EXPERTDr. Michelle Maidenberg, Ph.D.
Camp Shane’s Supervising Clinician
Certified Group Psychotherapist
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Adjunct Professor of CBT at NYU Graduate School
Author of articles in The NY Times, Fitness and Shape

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CAMP SHANE’S REGISTERED DIETITIAN & CULINARY EXPERT
CAMP SHANE’S REGISTERED DIETITIAN & CULINARY EXPERTDiane Henderiks, R.D.
Registered Dietitian, fitness expert and culinary educator
Chef & R.D. for Prevention Magazine
Regular on-air contributor for Good Morning America
Chef and Host of live cooking shows and children’s workshops.

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CAMP SHANE’S REGISTERED DIETITIAN
CAMP SHANE’S REGISTERED DIETITIANDan Fenyvesi
Dan Fenyvesi has been in the health field since the mid 1990s. He is a Fulbright Scholar, holds a Masters Degree from Bastyr University, and received his Registered Dietitian license at Tulane University in New Orleans.

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CAMP SHANE’S ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
CAMP SHANE’S ASSISTANT DIRECTORShavoyae Brown
I’m thrilled to be the Assistant Director at Camp Shane. I’ve been a regular counselor, specialty counselor, section leader and group leader at several camps, as well as the previous Camp Director at Camp Shane Georgia. All in all, I have twelve years of summer camp experience!

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Weight Loss Resort for Adults

Shane Diet & Fitness Resorts

Are you an adult struggling to lose weight?
Shane Diet & Fitness Resorts is the perfect escape from all the everyday stress holding you back from your weight loss and fitness goals. It’s a weight loss vacation at a serene Catskill Mountain resort!

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I lost 25 pounds.
Shane gave me the
confidence and support
to help me look
fabulous in just 30 days.

Sarah, New York, Age 32.
lost-weight
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Phone: (914) 271 4141

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