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"The dietary aspect is key," says Brandon McClounie, publicity chair for the British Columbia Camping Association. "At traditional camps, you're certainly getting plenty of exercise, but the specialty (health and fitness) camps can really hone in on cardio and nutrition, too."

Some weight loss camps, such as Active Challenge near Ottawa, are upfront about their focus on health and nutrition, while others slip healthy messages into their program. At Active Challenge, each session begins with goal-setting seminars, where girls can articulate what they hope to achieve. "The ideal campers are those who recognize they want to make some changes and want to have more energy," says camp director Jill Baxter. Active Challenge offers sessions of one and two months, since it usually takes about 23 days to form new lifestyle habits.

"When you're trying to change habits, a week's not really going to cut it," says McClounie. "With a month, you're really compounding the results. It ingrains more of the healthy lifestyle that campers can carry on after they leave."

Active Challenge teaches campers about portion control, providing measuring cups and spoons at mealtimes so the girls can get a sense of proper serving sizes. Campers also take healthy cooking classes, where they learn how to make things like sushi, turkey burgers and dishes they can pack in their school lunches. "We follow Canada's Food Guide to healthy eating," Baxter explains. "We eat a whole lot of produce and lean meats."

Fitness boot camps focusing on do-able activities Campers begin each day with a hike, an activity Baxter feels the girls can easily continue at home. In this way, these camps are not focused on strenuous activities like those seen on shows such as The Biggest Loser; these camps are relatively soft "fitness boot camps for kids." Throughout the day, kids do all kinds of activities, including circuit training, aquafit and more traditional camp activities like mountain biking, swimming and canoeing.

Active Challenge is more goal-oriented, so the girls measure their progress and learn to enjoy their new healthy lifestyle. That said, Baxter warns that it's not all fun and games. "I don't want anyone to think it's a joy ride—2010 will be our fifth year—and we haven't had a single girl yet who didn't say the camp was the biggest challenge of her life," she says. However, tackling the hard work is something the girls can feel proud of, Baxter says. "They leave a few pounds at camp, but they take home confidence." Other camps, such as the Academy of Martial Arts in Mississauga, are more discreet in their approach. Campers are kept active with activities like karate and self-defence moves, but they also learn about healthy eating through games and activity books. "We definitely include a lot of healthy living material," says Michelle Jay, the academy's camp director. "We convey that being fit is important. We do little things like going out for nature walks that kids can do when they leave camp, too."



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Camp Shane

Weight Loss Camp located in AZ, CA, GA, NY & TX. Featured on MTV. Amazing weight loss, portion controlled meals, nutrition and cooking classes. Cheerful program, beautiful grounds, extensive activities. Since 1968.  [ view profile ]

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Camp Specialties: Weight Loss Program
  • Ages 8 to 25
  • Overnight Camp
  • Coed
  • $2,475 to $9,580 USD
,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25, 2016-06-11 2475-9580
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PulsePlus Fit Camp offers challenging, safe, effective protocol based fitness activities from the inactive child to the student athlete. Programs are designed by Medical Exercise Specialists (MES) and Physiotherapists.  [ view profile ]

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  • Ages 9 to 16
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  • $9 to $11
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Active Challenge

Focusing on weight loss and healthy lifestyle, this camp features hikes, water adventure and more. Combines education & activity.  [ view profile ]

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  • Ages 12 to 25
  • Overnight Camp
  • All Girls
  • $3,675
,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25, 2016-06-05 3675-3675
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Serenity Valley Radiant Girls Camp

A unique 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.  [ view profile ]

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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.  [ view profile ]

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Active Challenge Varsity Women
Active Challenge

Weight Loss Program
Jun 05-25 Ages 19
All Girls
Overnight
$2500 2016-06-05 2500-2500 ,19,

The 3 Week Active Challenge Varsity Women's Program of health and fitness for Young women 18-25.

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Camp Shane
Health/fitness
Weight Loss Program
Jun 11-Jul 23 Ages 8 - 18
Coed
Overnight
$3090 - $8035 2016-06-11 3090-3090 ,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,

2, 4 & 6 weeks

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Camp Shane
Health/fitness
Weight Loss Program
Jun 18-Jul 30 Ages 8 - 18
Coed
Overnight
$3090 - $8035 2016-06-18 3090-3090 ,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,

2, 4 & 6 weeks

NY Session 1
Camp Shane
Health/fitness
Weight Loss Program
Jun 22-Jul 11 Ages 8 - 19
Coed
Overnight
$4125 2016-06-22 4125-4125 ,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,

3 weeks

NY Session 2
Camp Shane
Health/fitness
Weight Loss Program
Jun 22-Aug 01 Ages 8 - 19
Coed
Overnight
$7130 2016-06-22 7130-7130 ,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,

6 weeks

NY Session 3
Camp Shane
Health/fitness
Weight Loss Program
Jun 22-Aug 20 Ages 8 - 19
Coed
Overnight
$9580 2016-06-22 9580-9580 ,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,

9 weeks

Active Challenge Session A & B
Active Challenge

Weight Loss Program
Jul 03-Aug 27 Ages 12 - 18
All Girls
Overnight
$3675 2016-07-03 3675-3675 ,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,

The Classic Active Challenge month of Adventure, fitness and esteem building. Active Challenge makes strong women!

Active Challenge Full Session
Active Challenge

Weight Loss Program
Jul 03-Aug 27 Ages 12 - 18
All Girls
Overnight
$6800 2016-07-03 6800-6800 ,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,

8 Full Weeks of Active Challenge. The ultimate summer...Strength of self!

NY Session 4
Camp Shane
Health/fitness
Weight Loss Program
Jul 11-Aug 20 Ages 8 - 19
Coed
Overnight
$7130 2016-07-11 7130-7130 ,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,

6 weeks

NY Session 5
Camp Shane
Health/fitness
Weight Loss Program
Aug 01-20 Ages 8 - 19
Coed
Overnight
$4125 2016-08-01 4125-4125 ,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,

3 weeks

Radiant Girls Summer Wellness Camps
Serenity Valley Radiant Girls Camp

Weight Loss Program
Aug 08-26 Ages 7 - 13
All Girls
Day
$375 - $399 2016-08-08 375-375 ,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,

Activities include at least 2 hours of movement exposing them to a variety of fitness activities, like pilates, yoga, zumba and nature hikes. We'll play with Bosu's, balls, and all kinds of fun fitness tools. Outdoor excursions on our property, a hike on the bruce trail, and a walk to a neighborhood farm will also be included.

Girls will learn about nutrition through hands on, interactive cooking classes, making healthy food fun. Smoothies and Desserts are also a part of the fun. We will make everything from scratch, using local organic ingredients - some they have picked right from the ground. 

The art projects always involve meaningful and thought provoking self reflection activities like dream boards, painting, and making meaningful jewelry. 

And each day we'll spend time talking about our themes - strength, courage, leadership, independence, kindness, gratitude, inspiration, positive thinking self care, and all the things that make a girl radiant. We'll have group chats, guest visits, and games to evoke a meaningful experience that empowers her future. Plus, Gina takes time to connect with each girl in the group and provide one-on-one coaching to ensure this truly is a week that makes a difference. 

With all of this packed into a week, you can be confident that our camp will change the way she sees the world, and deliver many of the tools and skills required to grow into a self-assured, healthy and loving young lady.