Fat Camp for Vermont Families!

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Fat Camp Serving Vermont Teens: New Technology Track Now Offered!

Looking for a fat camp in Vermont? Vermont teens burdened by the weight of technology overuse find a worthwhile retreat at Camp Pocono Trails in PA. Traditionally this summer camp has helped thousands of teenagers devote their summer to losing weight and getting fit. This new image summer camp promotes healthy lifestyle choices and this unique environment is designed specifically for teenagers. It has always supported teens along their journey to self-improvement. Now more than ever teens need support with technology.

Camp Pocono Trails proudly introduces the Summerland Program to support campers who strive for a healthy balance with technology. In general, the inactive lifestyle of gamers and technology overuse is associated with weight gain and other serious health issues. Camp Pocono Trails is equipped to handle this challenge in a safe environment where making healthy changes is going to be the best time of your teenagers life!

Fat Camp vs. Weight Loss Camp

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

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Do Fat Camps Work?

Fat camps work to help kids lose weight and keep it off through a combination of fitness, nutrition, and education. At Camp Pocono Trails, we are proven to be effective not just for losing weight during the weeks at camp, but also for helping the weight stay off upon returning home. If you check out our Transformations page you can see the astounding results we have produced. Our results are due to our 20+ years of experience in the field of health, nutrition, and long term weight control. At Camp Pocono Trails we don’t use fear or “boot camp” approaches for weight loss. Instead, we motivate and inspire our campers to be their best and develop long-term strategies for weight loss that will stand the test of time.

Families looking for a fat camp in Vermont will find that Camp Pocono Trails is your top choice. We have been around longer than 99% of summer camps, we are ACA accredited, and we have thousands of past campers who give us glowing reviews every year!

Vermont teens that have technology overuse habits will participate in groups with trained counselors. The Summerland Program is optional, however, it is recommended for any technology overuse your teen struggles with. The camp counselors will lead campers through a set curriculum on behavioral change. In these activities your teen will develop insight and weigh the costs and benefits of using technology. They will consider the time spent on technology and how the same amount of time could be applied to other goals. For example, many teenagers are setting goals to achieve higher grades, or to improve their scores on college entry exams. The new insight gained by the Summerland program helps teens to make the changes they need to improve their life.

Camp Pocono Trails gives teens an opportunity to pursue different activities and to get a break from technology. Laughing and enjoying each others company is what makes the summer camp experience special. But, Camp Pocono Trails is committed to lasting results. Taking a break from technology is not good enough. Our teens are going home will skills and strategies to engage and sustain face-to-face relationships. The beauty of the program is that our teens gain self-confidence and know they can feel good in real relationships that happen in real time. Our campers go home with a “can do” attitude to continue a journey on self-improvement.

Fat Camp for Teens Schedule

Our camp program is different than “boot camps” or “fat camps” for health and fitness. While many campers come to Camp Pocono Trails to lose weight, others come to build strength, get fit, and/or work on self-esteem issues.

Excitement awaits fat camp participants at Camp Pocono Trails! Our camp program is for campers ages 7-18, young adults 18-21 and we have a family and moms too. Camps from around the globe get fit in a structured environment where they learn how to live happier and healthier, while also allowing this age group choices when it comes to their daily schedule/fitness selection.

Campers wake up bright and early to begin their day at 7:45 am. You can see our morning schedule below:


7:45 Wake-up

8:30 Breakfast

10:00 1st Activity Period

(Active: aerobics, calisthenics, tennis, sports, health club…)

11:00 2nd Activity Period

(Less-active: drama, arts & crafts, nutrition/cooking class…)

The afternoon includes a healthy low-calorie lunch and swimming.


12:00 Swim or Showers

12:30 Lunch

1:15 Free Time / Rest

(Sports, video games, ping pong, letter writing…)

2:00 Choice Group Activity

(You choose what to do…)

3:00 Snack

3:15 4th Activity Period

(Varies; Sports, swim, weights…)

4:15 5th Activity Period


We offer fun evening activities and lights-out depends on camper age group:


5:15 Optional Swim/Showers

6:15 Dinner

7:15 Free Play

(All sports facilities available)

8:00 Evening Activity

(Dances, games, entertainment, movies…)

9:00 Snack Time

9:15 Free Play

(All sports activities available; Most lit up outside.)

10:00-10:30 Bedtime

(Varies depending on age)

When Can I Go to a Fat Camp?

It’s important to register as soon as possible to guarantee your spot. Every summer we have 700 or more campers in attendance. It is truly first-come, first served. We can’t possibly make room for everyone who wants to attend, but we will try to accommodate your family’s needs.

Most weight loss camps for kids and teens are offered during the summer months when students are not at school. Programs typically run for two-week or longer sessions, and Camp Pocono Trails allows participants to stay for multiple sessions in a row. The longer campers stay in a program, the more weight they are likely to lose.

We do create custom sessions for families with a busy summer schedule. We can add on days, or start your session on a different day than listed. However, if you wish to create a custom session you need to contact our camp admissions office ASAP.

Many parents ask, “What is the ideal session length?” This is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. Many younger campers go for a shorter amount of time while older campers tend to stay for many weeks or even a full summer.

Sometimes parents sign up for an early session then extend the session length for the child once they see substantial return on their investment. Either way, it is recommended that you submit your initial deposit and register for the earliest possible time to ensure your child gets in the best physical and mental shape of their life this summer.

At Camp Pocono Trails we meet campers with a lot of experience with physical activity, some campers have little to no experience with physical activity, and everything in between. Regardless of your experience in sports or exercise, or lack of it, everyone is here to make improvements to their overall health and well-being. We help you to participate and try new things. We want you to feel safe in trying something for the first time. We want you to feel great when you take your skills to the next level.

Our campers are encouraged to participate and have fun. We are non-competitive, and we do not care about which team wins. At Camp Pocono Trails all of our campers win because in the end they have everything to gain. They did something to be better today than they were yesterday!

We support our campers with athletic instruction from first-rate staff. Positive reinforcement helps our campers achieve goals in fitness that even amaze themselves. Our campers experience a very positive experience in weight loss and many discover abilities that they never knew they had. When Vermont teens come to Camp Pocono Trails they leave in the best condition they have ever achieved!