Healthy living with food & nutrition education

The health of our campers is paramount

Our health and fitness camp is effective because it balances nutrition with plenty of physical activity. Our registered and licensed dietitians are professionally experienced with adult and child wellness. The nutrition staff consists of highly qualified individuals with college-graduate level education in the field of nutrition. We teach a healthy approach to food and nutrition. We don’t believe in fad diets, deprivation, or clinical helps in a school atmosphere. No pills, drugs, or food supplements are ever used or encouraged. For those campers in need of weight loss, our program is designed to safely produce an average weight loss of 3 to 5 pounds per week (depending on the amount of weight the camper has to lose). We teach you how to live a healthier life by making smarter choices, being conscious of portion sizes, and engaging in physical activities while enjoying our beautiful, private camp setting.

The nutrition program at Camp Pocono Trails is centered on a balanced meal plan for kids and teens. The meal plan is based on the updated My Plate Guidelines from the USDA, as well as the Exchange List for Weight Management from the National Institutes of Health. The focus is on eating natural, whole foods at every meal while eliminating highly processed foods. Campers will enjoy a variety of real foods in appropriate portions in order to get healthy in a nutritious, delicious, and safe way.

The meal plan is tailored to different age groups and boys/girls but averages approximately 1600-1700 calories each day for campers that need to lose weight. For campers on weight maintenance or that need to gain weight, they will receive wristbands indicating to serving line staff that they can receive extra portions. Meals and snacks are carefully designed to include all the nutrients, vitamins, and minerals each child needs to feel the very best. If desired, campers are able to follow a Vegetarian menu as well as a Kosher menu.

Health and fitness camp teaching healthy living skills

Each camper will attend nutrition and cooking classes weekly to learn about nutrition and gain hands-on experience in order to be successful in continuing their healthy lifestyle at home. Nutrition classes cover topics such as reading food labels, dining out, emotional eating and behavior modification. Cooking classes allow campers to take an active role in preparing delicious, healthy and easy recipes that can be incorporated into their family’s busy lives.

“What happens if my child is a picky eater or has food allergies?” Campers are encouraged to try new things but always have options for meal substitutions. Our meal plan can accommodate even the pickiest of eaters! All food allergies and intolerances are carefully addressed and monitored by the registered dietitian and nutrition staff.

Our dietitians and nutrition staff will guide your child through all of their nutrition and cooking classes. The nutrition staff will also be available at every mealtime to monitor and answer any questions that may arise. The menu, nutrition class curriculum and take-home booklet are all developed by our registered and licensed dietitian and are based on current nutrition and health science research.

Health and fitness camp results

We are a health and fitness camp focused on positivity and meeting the individual goals of each camper. Campers are weighed individually, in private, on a weekly basis. The ultimate goal is that campers use the knowledge and skills learned at camp to maintain healthy eating and exercise habits upon returning to the camp-free world. The Camp Pocono Trails focus is truly on changing lifestyle habits, improving health, and having fun.

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The Camp Pocono Trails meal plan is based on the updated My Plate Guidelines from the USDA, as well as the Exchange List for Weight Management from the National Institutes of Health. The focus is on eating natural, whole foods at every meal while eliminating highly processed foods.

Clean Eatz Raises $45,000 for Inaugural
Camp Pocono Trails Fundraiser

Top Health Food Franchise Announces New Fundraiser to Fight Childhood Obesity Clean Eatz, America’s leading health food restaurant and online meal plan franchise, recently announced a new fundraiser in conjunction with the brand’s latest partnership with Camp Pocono Trails, the country’s premier health and wellness camp. The fundraiser, aimed at financing the cost for kids to attend the camp, amassed an incredible $45,000, which will be enough to give 10 kids the Camp Pocono Trails experience.

The Clean Eatz Foundation raised more than $87k, with $45k of that earmarked to send 10 kids to Camp Pocono Trails this summer and the remainder of the funds being put toward a scholarship program for individuals entering the health and wellness academic fields.

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