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Weight loss camps (or health and fitness camps) address parents' concerns about young people's lack of healthy activity which can result in poor physical fitness and issues with weight. These camps focus not only on healthy activity but also educate children about nutrition and eating habits. Sometimes called fitness camps, these encourage your child to take an active interest in their own fitness and health, and challenge home or her to drop bad habits.

Camps teach health & fitness beyond dieting

The advantage to these is the focus, and the fact that children will find themselves with a group of their peers who may also have similar issues with weight loss or fitness. These camps remove all of the stigma of being overweight. It can be profoundly helpful and worthwhile for any child to learn about health and fitness, in order to learn good lifelong habits going far beyond mere weight loss. Getting young men and women aged 12 to 25 healthy and vibrant at a camp is a great way to fuel a lifetime of fitness.

Obesity is a major concern for many people today due to changing food habits and lifestyles. A weight loss camp program will help overweight and obese people of all ages lose weight. Weight loss camps enable children to lose weight in an inspiring and fun atmosphere. Weight loss camps are also known as weight loss retreats and fitness boot camps.

Of course, any summer camp offers a lot of activities to encourage all children to increase fitness. There is little doubt that all that fresh air and activity is healthy for every child who partakes in summer camp. Any summer camp will get your child outdoors and active and renew their attention on health and fitness and kids almost invariably lose weight at summer camp. But on the other hand, not all will be perfectly suited to a boy or girl with an acute weight problem.

Campers at weight loss camps praise them for the way they teach "how to eat right and exercise daily" and help them to gain confidence. Generally, kids know that they have a problem and it is important to address weight issues in a healthy, constructive way. Sending a child to a "weight loss camp" can introduce them to camp life and healthy habits, while having a blast at the same time.

In our 2010 issue of Our Kids Go to camp we once again profiled the many healthy benefits of weight loss and fitness camps, including the way they educate kids and immerse them in healthy habit formation. This includes camps offering summer, winter, holiday, and March break sessions. 



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  • Active Challenge
    Focusing on self esteem and healthy lifestyle, this camp features hikes, water adventure and more. Combines education, activity and personal growth and development.

    Renfrew

    Health & Fitness: Weight Loss Program
    • Ages 12 to 25
    • Girls
    • Day, Overnight
    from $3,675/month
    Day, Overnight Girls 3675 12-25 0 Renfrew
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    The Hoop Factory
    Camp/program teaching the fundamentals in basketball, balance, footwork to players at all levels. A fun, high energy camp for boys/girls of all ages. Christmas Holiday-March Break-Summer Break #BuildingBetterBallers

    Teddington Park, Toronto; Ajax; North Toronto, Toronto

    Sport: Basketball
    • Ages 5 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $150/week
    Day Coed 150 5-18 0 Teddington Park, Toronto, Ajax, North Toronto, Toronto
    Radiant Girls
    A unique Girls Wellness Camp in a Retreat setting. Featuring Yoga and Pilates, Outdoor Excursions, Hands-On Cooking, Coaching for Confidence & Emotional Intelligence, Meaningful Expressive Art, Fun & Lots of Giggling.

    Burlington; Hamilton

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 8 to 13
    • Girls
    • Day, Overnight, Program, family
    from $50/day
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, Program, family Girls 50 8-13 1 Burlington, Hamilton
    Airborne Trampoline
    Jump through summer with Airborne's Summer Trampoline Classes & Day Camps. Camp includes trampoline lessons and games, arts and crafts, games and movie room, daily outings, and a trip of the week.

    Newmarket; Vaughan

    Sport: Trampoline
    • Ages 3 to 80
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $149/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed 149 3-80 2 Newmarket, Vaughan
    Sayu Healthy Living Camps
    A Fun & Unique Co-ed Camp involving Outdoor Activities, Healthy Foods, Art, Music & Hands-On Cooking. Each week includes Field Trips, Guest Musician & Yoga Instructor, Games, Playful Workshops, & more...

    Islington Village, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $350/week
    Day, Program Coed 350 6-12 3 Islington Village, Toronto
    Neighbour Note Day Camps
    Toronto's premier camps run by University Professors, TDSB Teachers, and extraordinary Musicians! (PhD, DMA). Our Rock Band camp instructor performed for over 10 000 people when his band opened for KISS in Mexico City!

    Bloor West Village, Toronto; Mimico, Toronto; North Toronto, Toronto

    Music (multi)
    • Ages 4 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $100/week
    Day Coed 100 4-18 4 Bloor West Village, Toronto, Mimico, Toronto, North Toronto, Toronto
    Stanstead College Summer Camps
    Summer Camps for local and foreign students and include highlights like a Tall Ship Adventure, Leadership, Yoga & Wellness, Hockey, etc. in addition to ESL and Language Excellence Camps.

    Stanstead; Halifax; Louisbourg

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 11 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $950/session
    Day, Overnight Coed 950 11-17 5 Stanstead, Halifax, Louisbourg
    Toronto Kidz
    Every week at Toronto Kidz Camp focuses on a new theme and includes a field trip to one of Toronto's top attractions: Ripley's Aquarium, Royal Ontario Museum, Pirate Life Cruise, Casa Loma...

    Junction Triangle, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $225/week
    Day Coed 225 5-12 6 Junction Triangle, Toronto
    Toronto Kyokushinkai Karate
    Kids Karate Summer Day Camp, PA Day Camps, March Break Camps. After school martial arts and fitness programs.

    The Beach, Toronto

    Sport: Martial Arts
    • Ages 4 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $199/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed 199 4-12 7 The Beach, Toronto
    Sport Western Summer Camps
    A premier march break and summer camp offering sport specific and academic based programming with over 25 camp options and a staff team, which consists of primarily Western University students and student-athletes.

    London

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 18
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Day
    from $118/week
    Day Coed, Girls, Boys 118 4-18 8 London
    Sports Camps Canada
    Our coed summer sports camps are geared toward kids ages 4-18 of all abilities and skill levels. From beginner to elite, there is a camp option for everyone. Improve Your Skills & Have SERIOUS FUN at Sports Camps Canada!

    Alberta (1); British Columbia (3); Ontario (1); Quebec (1)

    Sport (multi)
    • Ages 6 to 18
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Day, Overnight
    from $175/week
    Day, Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys 175 6-18 9 Lytton Park, Toronto, Langley, Calgary, Humber Valley Village, Toronto, Don Valley Village, Toronto, Caribou Park, Toronto, Riverdale, Toronto, Kitchener, Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto, Whistler, Mont-Tremblant, Burnaby
    A.M.A. Karate Camp
    Mississauga kids camp focused on martial arts training, including karate and jiu-jitsu. The camp also includes arts and crafts, outdoor activities and field trips.

    Mississauga

    Sport: Martial Arts
    • Ages 5 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $120/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 120 5-12 10 Mississauga