Best Fat Camp for Georgia Families!

Looking for the best fat camp for your Georgia child?

Fat Camp Georgia Teens Love!

Looking for a Georgia fat camp or weight loss camp? This year Georgia families are investing in sending their teens to Camp Pocono Trails in northeastern Pennsylvania. Within the privacy of 350-acres of mountain wilderness, these teens are embarking on a great adventure to a healthy lifestyle.

Making change to bad habits, however, can be more easily said than done. We’ve all experienced making our New Year Resolution only to see it slip away once we get caught up in our familiar routines. One truth to recurring setbacks is that familiar routines tend to take place in familiar places.

Fat Camp vs. Weight Loss Camp

A “fat camp” in Georgia describes a summer camp experience for adolescents, teens, and young adults striving to get in shape and lose weight for good. Campers in attendance may be struggling with obesity, body image issues, or self-esteem concerns due to their weight. We chose to use the phrase “weight loss camp” over “fat camp” at Camp Pocono Trails. Calling a child “fat” can be hurtful and make the child rebel against the program. While we do use the term “fat camp” on this page, we are much better described as a weight loss program. Our program strives to be 100% positive in all aspects.

Our fat camp gets a lot of campers from Georgia. So many in fact that we made this page just for you! Georgia families find a home away from home at Camp Pocono Trails. Without a doubt your child will find other campers from Georgia and make fast friends. We accommodate campers from Georgia every year.

This summer at Camp Pocono Trails, experts can help your teen break free from the bad habits that cause weight issues, self-esteem issues, and technology overuse issues. They will provide your teen with more that 101+ fun, engaging activities to gain physical fitness! They will replace bad habits with healthy ones and help jump-start your teen’s young adult life on the healthy track! Sometimes it does take distance to gain perspective. Consider the positive effects of sending your teen to Camp Pocono Trails this summer.

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Are Fat Camps Effective?

Fat Camps can be extremely effective. At Camp Pocono Trails, we offer at multi-disciplinary approach were nurses, personal trainers, coaches, nutritionists, counselors and more address the underlying issues behind weight gain and the roadblocks to keeping the weight off.  So yes, fat camps can be very effective providing a structure, nurturing environment for long-term weight loss. Generally, the more buy-in we can get from our campers the better the long term results. This is why Camp Pocono Trails is so fun. We have over 101+ ways to have fun at camp all for the purpose of creating buy-in and getting positive results.

As a Georgia resident, you will find no better fat camp alternative than Camp Pocono Trails for your child!

What’s the Typical Day at a Fat Camp?

From the moment we wake up, campers are on the move at Camp Pocono Trails. We make activity fun. We realize not everyone is excited to wake up and start the day with physical activity, so we use group support of friends young people make in their cabin to support and encourage each-other to try out everything.

Every day will consist of a combination of low-calorie meals, fun exercise activities and games, and classes designed to help campers learn skills to help them maintain a healthy lifestyle upon returning home. While children may be reluctant to be away from home for multiple weeks, Camp Pocono Trails and our experienced staffers understand how to combat homesickness and keep kids busy.

Campers wake up at 7:45 am and participate in multiple “activity periods” per day. Every camper gets to try most, if not all activities at camp. Some activities are optional like our challenge course or zip lines. Favorite activities often include swimming, wake boarding, tubing, golf and Zumba class.

Activity periods extend through the day. Campers also participate in nutrition and optional self-esteem classes. We do a fun activity in the evening like skits, drama activities, and more. Lights go out from 10 to 10:30 pm depending on the camper’s age.

Camp Pocono Trails Adds Technology Track To Tackle Overuse Habits in Georgia Teens

At Camp Pocono Trails we have seen that technology overuse is a recurring issue for teens that come to our camp to focus on their new image journey. This generation of teens is immersed in technology unlike any other generation before them. Typically most campers that overuse technology to the point that it becomes detrimental to their home life, school success, and social growth realize that they do not have a game plan on how to get control. This leaves them floundering.
Camp Pocono Trails we are proud to offer the Summerland Program, the first program designed for teens by Dr. Michael Bishop. This program was designed to help your teen break the habit of overusing technology and to help them balance technology with a healthy lifestyle. The beauty of adding the Summerland technology program to Camp Pocono Trails is that promoting healthy lifestyle choices is what campers do here.

Georgia parents should intervene and send their teenager to Camp Pocono Trails this summer if technology use is out of control. According to Business Insider, in 2017 over 53% of college age campers across the nation used technology to procrastinate instead of doing academic work. A startling statistic is that 30% of freshman in U.S. colleges are dropping out due to an inability to handle unstructured time. Sadly, 51% of lower-skilled men in their 20’s live with their parent or close relative and report spending 75% of their leisure time playing video games.

Georgia parents find that it’s not too late for their teens to learn how to manage their technology in a healthy way. Send your teen to Camp Pocono Trails and support their progress towards breaking bad technology habits.

How Much do I Exercise at a Fat Camp?

Fat Camps for kids and teens are not designed to be boot camps; campers will be working out, but not overworked. Physical activity is an important part of the weight loss process. Campers need to burn more calories than they take in for weight loss to be effective. For campers to keep the weight off, they need to find activities they will want to continue upon their transition back home.

Camp Pocono Trails seeks to make exercise fun through activities, sporting events, competitions, and games. Campers may not even know they are exercising when attending Camp Pocono Trails. This is really the key for long term weight loss. Campers must find an enjoyable activity they embrace and will continue in the long term. In this respect, they must find a workout activity they don’t really consider a “workout.”

Often, this is a sport or game they can play with a group. Having the group influence helps keep campers motivated and participating in the sport or game of their choice.

It can be difficult finding a sport or game that is offered back home. This is why we try a wide variety of activities at camp. Sometimes, a solitary activity like jogging or yoga is the best match for campers that are limited by geography or other environmental factors.

You child can be at ease about any exercise concerns at fat camp. We encourage each-other to bring out our best and work hard, but we would never force a camp into doing something in which they are uncomfortable. Surprisingly, almost all campers participate in the Camp Pocono Trails 5K race at the end of camp.