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Looking for the best fat camp in Jacksonville?

If you are looking for best fat camp in Jacksonville, you have found the best fat camp anywhere!  We are located in the Poconos in PA, just outside of New York City.  However, we serve so many campers from Jacksonville that are looking for best fat camp that we created a webpage just for customers from Jacksonville.

As a parent looking for best fat camp for your child, family, or yourself, we’d love to hear from you.  You can check out our video tour here.

Help in Finding best fat camp for Jacksonville Residents

At Camp Pocono Trails, we are the top health and fitness program in the United States. We serve campers from all over including Jacksonville.  Our program has been around for over 20 years serving Jacksonville families and we are fully American Camp Association (ACA) accredited.

Our program is located on 350 spectacular acres with over 100 activities.

Health and Wellness Camp for Jacksonville Residents

We can pick you up from the Newark, NJ or Allentown, PA airports.  Sometimes, parents reach out to us at Camp Pocono Trails because they are searching for a teen fat camp. We pride ourselves in being the top weight loss camp in the country.

The difference between a teen fat camp and our program is that we strive to create a positive atmosphere and never shame our campers. In that respect, you will never hear us use the term, “teen fat camp.” We are better than any teen fat camp in that we create success with our campers in a positive manner and inspire and motivate them to continue what they’ve learned at camp back at home.

Where Do Teen Fat Camps Fail?

Common sense tells us that it is better to motivate someone from within than it is to try to hammer changes down from above. Sending your child to a “teen fat camp” only reinforces the idea that something is wrong with them and that they are broken.

At a health and wellness camp like Camp Pocono Trails, we provide all the nutrition skills and physical activity that you would expect. The difference is that we also treat the psychological aspects that may be behind the weight gain. In this respect, we would never refer to our campers as “fat” or that we are a “fat camp for teens.”

Fat Camp for Girls and Self Esteem

The direct link between obesity and self-esteem has been well established. For girls especially, we see a correlation with low self-esteem, depression, disordered eating, anxiety, social isolation and more. Using the term “fat” or “fat camp for girls” only reinforces with young girls that something is wrong with them and that they are not living up to this idealized body image that the media portrays.

Why the Term “Fat Camp” Should be Avoided

Parents who seek a fat camp should know that framing the issue in a negative manner can be detrimental to your child’s psychological development. Self-esteem is an important determinant of adolescent development and mental health.

Academic studies have shown that one out of every three girls have a distorted interpretation of her appearance. Researchers have found that obesity is the most strongly correlated physical issue with low self-esteem in prepubescent girls.

Other issues that correlate with obesity in girls include family stress, sedentary behavior, higher rates of screen time, and school bullying.

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