A better approach to weight loss for boys

Being an overweight boy is physically and emotionally challenging. There are major increases in health risks when overweight children enter their teen years and are still overweight. Carrying around extra weight can make everything more difficult, from participating in sports to playing with friends. Society today doesn’t always encourage boys to be open about how they are feeling. Low self-esteem, negative body image, and low confidence can be very challenging topics of conversation. At Camp Pocono Trails, we encourage these conversations. Boys are able to connect with peers as well as older campers and staff members who have the same issues. This creates the foundation for building a solid support system throughout their summer at camp but also for when they return home.

Camp Pocono Trails provide an ideal environment for boys to succeed at weight loss because:

  • Our male counselors are excellent leaders and role models for their campers.
  • Boys are able to build self-esteem as they reach goals shared by new friends.
  • Fitness and exercise are all about fun while providing opportunities to gain new skills and improve athletic ability.
  • Exciting events and activities happen every day in the gymnasium, on the lake, or on outdoor fields.
  • The food is delicious and the meals are satisfying. Who knew healthy food could taste so good!