Fat Camp for Maine Families!

Looking for the best fat camp for your Maine child?

Fat Camp for Maine Teens: Ready to Get Active?

Many families looking for a Maine Fat Camp come to us. Camp Pocono Trails is a family run summer camp in northeast Pennsylvania and it has been running since 1992. This camp provides an environment where losing weight and having fun happens every day for Maine teens. Your teen is going to experience all the adventure of a traditional summer camp but with more activities than any other camp has ever offered before.

Fat Camp Defined

A “fat camp” is a place where young Maine people go to have fun, make new friends, and learn about health and fitness while losing weight. Many young people up through young adults may benefit from a weight loss camp. These camps work through a dedicated program of diet, exercise, and education. At Camp Pocono Trails we call our program a “weight loss camp” as opposed to a “fat camp.” This is because we believe framing the issue with positivity is more helpful than using a negative term like “fat camp.” While we do use the term on this page, we would never call a camper “fat” at our program. We even employ qualified therapists to work on self-esteem and positive body image at camp.

We love campers from Maine at our fat camp. We are truly a fat camp for Maine teens, adolescents, and young adults. We can help Maine campers figure out transportation to our camp and ensure you feel right at home at Camp Pocono Trails!

The allure of more than 101+ activities on 350- acres of private, wooded property attracts teens from many parts of the country. Camp Pocono Trails is home to the Odyssey Course, Climbing Wall, and Giant Swing. These are the largest and most extensive courses for climbing in the country. Like all activities these are optional, but for thrill seekers these activities are irresistible!

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Camp Pocono Trails Fat Camp Supports Moderation with Technology Usage by Maine Teens

This summer the renowned Camp Pocono Trails run by Tony and Dale Sparber in Pennsylvania is adding a new program to address technology overuse by teens. Maine teens are attracted to this new addition.

In this new era of technology, a device is easily accessed by the typical teenager. When technology overuse creates health issues then you need to consider the support they will receive at Camp Pocono Trails. Some of the health issues that teenagers experience because of technology overuse include unhealthy weight gain, sleep deprivation, avoidance of responsibilities like chores or hygiene, a decrease in school performance. As a parent, you must step in. Teens today are using technology more than any generation before and usually, they have not learned the skills to manage it.

The professionals at Camp Pocono trails will teach your teens to be task-oriented and to be mindful of their time management. Setting limits about appropriate times to play online, and making careful choices about the media we choose to see are some of the technology issues addressed at Camp Pocono Trails. Setting priorities and goals about the important things we want to accomplish in life like earning scholarships, achieving the honor roll, going to college are other skills your teen will gain at summer camp. Invest in Pocono Trails this summer and when you reunite with your teen get ready to celebrate the healthy transformation!

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 Maine 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.

How Much do I Eat at a Fat Camp?

Most camps give campers three real meals per day. Meals are specially designed by chefs and nutritionists to ensure that a low-calorie diet can still give kids enough healthy energy to stay active during their stay. The combination of healthy meals and heavy exercise ensure a net-negative calorie intake and steady, maintainable weight loss.

Campers at Camp Pocono Trails can eat as much as they like. However, food is cooked properly and main portion sizes are limited to the appropriate amount. But campers can have all the salad they would like.

It is very rare that we ever hear of a camper being hungry at camp. We offer three meals a day along with three snacks. Campers are also required to carry water bottle with them and keep hydrated.

We eat a lot of traditional foods at camp, they are just prepared in a way that is healthier. For example, nothing is fried at camp. Instead we grill, steam, or bake.

We also don’t serve soda at camp. When we do have items like cheese or milk, we use that fat-free alternative. Finally, we teach campers how to prepare their own meals so that they can implement the changes they learn at camp back home.

If your child has any anxieties about food served at fat camp you have assure them that our portions are substantial, our food taste great, and they will learn recipes they will want to show you when they return home. Our culinary component is truly a highlight of camp.