Fat Camp for West Virginia Families!

Looking for the best fat camp for your West Virginia child?

Trying to Find a West Virginia Fat Camp?

West Virginia parents are choosing to send their teens to the renowned Camp Poconos Trails fat camp in Poconos, Pennsylvania. Camp Pocono Trails is has earned its reputation as a quality summer camp for teen weight loss. First and foremost, it’s a summer camp where your teen is going to have the most fun they’ve ever had.

We’ve often found that technology overuse goes hand-in-hand with weight gain. As a parent of a teen who overuses technology you may be questioning the value of sending your teen away to summer camp. Considering the following circumstances may help you to make a decision. If your teen is often sneaking the use of their device or video games and defying the limits that you set you should be concerned. You should also be concerned if when left alone your teen is playing online and neglecting their homework and other responsibilities. You should especially be concerned if ignoring face-to-face social situations is habitual. In this case, turning to online social networks instead of making real friends often occurs.

How Much do Fat Camps Cost?

When considering the cost of fat camp, keep in mind the cost of doing nothing, or investing in a fad diet or other half measure that does not work. The costs of “doing nothing” or half measures can be immeasurable. We already know the health effects of being overweight over your lifespan. But many parents don’t consider the financial related costs. For example, people who are overweight are less likely to graduate college, more likely to occupy a lower socio-economic status, and are less likely to get married.

Fat camps such as Camp Pocono Trails cost around 2,000 per week, depending on the camp and length of stay. Fat Camps like Camp Pocono Trails are all-inclusive, meaning that all meals, lodging, and activities are included in the program price.

Parents should consider tuition at camp similar to tuition in a child’s education. At Camp Pocono Trails, we are preparing your child for life success after they reach the age of independence. Parents can rest assured that we will provide the right corrective experiences to ignite a lifetime of health, wellness, and weight control.

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This year we proudly introduce the Summerland Program to support teens. We want to help them tackle their bad habits with technology. Camp Pocono Trails is supporting technology overuse because scientific statistical evidence shows that teens need help in this area. Science Daily reports that female college campers are likely to spend 62% of waking hours on smart phones while males will spend 50%. Another statistic published by Reuters claims that 46% of college campers graduate. Their findings indicate that “not being prepared” and “inability to cope” are the leading reasons why 64% of U.S. college campers are failing across the nation. Another startling statistic from the journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine shares that gamers (teens that overuse technology) spend 34% less time on homework than non-gamers.

Fat Camp Defined

A “fat camp” is a place where young West Virginia 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 West Virginia at our fat camp. We are truly a fat camp for West Virginia teens, adolescents, and young adults. We can help West Virginia campers figure out transportation to our camp and ensure you feel right at home at Camp Pocono Trails!

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 West Virginia resident, you will find no better fat camp alternative than Camp Pocono Trails for your child!

At Camp Pocono Trails, we care about our campers and the families we serve. Our campus on 350-acres is private and we have 24-hour security. We do not share our campus, facilities, or lake with any outside group. In addition, we have full medical staff and there are at least 4-5 registered nurses on-site at all times. Camp Pocono Trails has an on-site infirmary operating 24/7 to meet all the health issues that our campers may have.

Our diet and nutrition program is run by a licensed dietician. Also, we hire licensed counselors and social workers to provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for campers who want this option. In every aspect of our program only the best, hand-picked professional experts lead our campers in their weight loss transformation. Finally, your camper is going to receive personalized attention here and we offer a 1:4 staff to camper ratio.

Finally, you can rest assured that Camp Pocono Trails is accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA).

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)