Why Kids Love Us


Actual Proven Results since 1968!

Effective weight loss is easy here. The food’s great and with the proper portions and 2 daily snacks, you won’t be hungry. Every meal we serve has had to pass camper approval! Kids can lose more weight at camp than going anywhere else. Your friends will be amazed!
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It’s Awesome Fun

If you feel weird about going to weight loss camps, DON’T! Camp Shane is upbeat, fun, happy and exciting. It’s a great camp for kids! We focus on having a good time. The people are really friendly. As soon as you get here, campers and staff come up to you, asking you your name and what you like and before you know it, you are part of the crowd. You’ll wonder why you didn’t think of coming to Camp Shane way before now.


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The Camp Owners Are Nice

Meet David and Ziporah Ettenberg: the non-stop, fun-filled owners of Camp Shane and the best friend’s campers can have anywhere! They like kids and really listen. They work hard to make sure you not only lose lots of weight – but that you have an amazing time! Click here to “Meet the Owners”

Commitment To Care

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We Care About You!

We don’t care what you weigh, or what you look like. We’re here to help, encourage and support each other. We truly care about you.

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T.E.AM. Program

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We Spread Good Feelings

We do daily “hats off” – public compliments by campers and staff for being nice to someone. Together with cool free T.E.A.M. tee-shirts, super T.E.A.M bunk awards and individual awards, we create a summer camp where all of us feel truly comfortable.

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Weight loss Camp Directors

Counselors love working at Camp Shane.

They come here because they really want to help kids like you. Maybe they are trying to lose weight themselves, or maybe, they used to be overweight and now want to help you succeed. Our staff is friendly, caring, enthusiastic, and they want to be your friend.

Newest activities

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We’re Always on Top of What’s New

If there’s something our campers want, we get it. We are continually adding exciting new programs.

Camper and Parents Stay Connected

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Email, Phone, Photos,

Our computer center is available for you to send emails to your friends and family. Parents can send you emails, which will be printed off and delivered to you daily. Friends and family can view photos of you online that are taken daily by our camp photographer. Plus you can call home every week. If you are 17 or older, you can bring your cell phone.

What kids say: by camper Ashley

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Dear Camp Shane,

Starting this letter has been rough for me. I know what I want to say but I am not exactly sure how to put my feelings into words. This summer has been the best summer of my life and I will never forget it. That is all thanks to this wonderful camp and all the people who are involved with it.

In three weeks time I became a brand new person. I am now happy in my body and a completely confident young lady. I am truly happy in my own skin and I suppose that’s all I have wanted all along. Once home I realized that my goal at camp was not to leave with a whole new body but was to come home with a whole new attitude about my body.

The counselors and staff at camp have taught me that I am my own person and if I am happy; that is all that matters. Camp Shane staff and campers became like a second family to me and I would do anything for any one of them. I met people that I know will be my friends forever.

All this letter really is though is a thank you. I want to thank Camp Shane and everyone involved for making me who I am today. I plan on keeping my weight off and returning to camp next summer. I hope that I can help others on their journeys to becoming happier and thinner people. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Your Camper,

Ashley O’Malley (age 14)

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