Best Fat Camp for Indiana Families!

Looking for the best fat camp for your Indiana child?

Amazing Transformations at Indiana Fat Camp

This summer join other Indiana families and send your teen to Camp Pocono Trails weight loss camp in Pennsylvania. Discover why campers from all around the country travel to this special summer camp in the Poconos Mountains. Each camper attends daily classes that will prepare them with skills to make better lifestyle changes. Reading nutritional labels and learning how to prepare healthy meals are some of the skills your camper will come home with. For example, instead of fried chicken your teen will eat grilled chicken with side servings of fruits and vegetables that are available at every meal. In addition, your teen will discover that healthy portions are just as satisfying when the quality of food improves.

Fat Camp vs. Weight Loss Camp

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

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The Summer Camp At Pocono Trails Promotes Healthy Technology Habits

Now that The World Health Organization has classified gaming addiction as a disorder, many professionals are questioning if you can truly be addicted to activity. Regardless of terminology, if your teenager is using their smart phone or gaming to the point that it’s causing stress in the family, then it’s a problem. At Camp Pocono Trails we help Indiana teens change their harmful technology habits. So whether your child is on their smart phone for 2-hours a day or 12, we can help them to refocus on healthy habits.

Often times with teens change can be painful and can feel drastic. So instead of focusing on what they are losing, it can be beneficial to help your teen see what healthy habits they are gaining. At Camp Pocono Trails, we accomplish this by promoting change in a culture of positivity and peer support.

Are Fat Camps Evidence-Based?

Fat Camps are weight loss camps specifically designed for the physical and emotional support of adolescents, teens, and young adults. At Camp Pocono Trails we provide a structured environment for kits to have corrective experiences so that they can experience weight loss success. Losing weight is difficult, and we provide the structure needed for proper education, nutrition, fitness, culinary training, and motivation to live at a healthy weight. The long-term results of Camp Pocono Trails are astounding. Our weight loss camp is so effective because we hire the top staff in their respective fields from across the globe. Some campers may struggle with exercising, while others may struggle with eating right or developing the psychological motivation to change. At Camp Pocono Trails we have staff to focus on all of these areas.

Families from Indiana find the best fat camp option at Camp Pocono Trails where we serve 600+ campers per year!

Fun Extra Trips for Teen Fat Camp Participants

We have so many fun and exciting activities for adolescents and teens at Camp Pocono Trails! Special Events at Camp Pocono Trails include: Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza and Show, Camp Dances, Color War!, Talent Shows, Carnival Day, Game Shows, Camp Drama Production, Bunk Skits, MTV Night, Camp Olympics

Out-of-Camp-Trips include: Broadway Shows, Camel Beach Water Park, White Water Rafting, Paintball, End of Summer Mall Shopping Trip.

Our mission at Camp Pocono Trails is to create fun and memorable trips the campers will look back fondly of. We strive to create a positive environment conducive to long-term change. Buy-in is extremely important for us. We’ve found that campers are more willing to participate when they are having fun and creating positive memories.

You can sign your camper up for one or more out-of-camp trips, but please give us a call first to ensure the trip is planned for the time span in which your child is in attendance. You can reach us at 1-800-365-0556 or complete a contact form.

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.