Family Weight Loss Camp Offered
Wellspring Family Camp, the only weight loss program designed for families, will begin offering one- and two-week sessions at Pinehurst Resort.
Family Camp is designed for parents to attend together with their children, ages 5-14, to learn lifelong healthy skills. Sessions begin June 22 and conclude August 10.
"Many families struggle with maintaining a healthy weight and how to address weight loss with family members," said Program Director Martha Laugen. "Wellspring Family Camp is the perfect way for children and their parents to enjoy the world-class golf and spa Pinehurst Resort while taking a fun weight loss summer vacation, allowing the entire family to return home with the tools to maintain a healthy weight."
Families will learn the key skills required for successful weight loss and long-term weight control. Those who are overweight are likely to lose about three pounds per week without feeling hungry, tired or irritable. Courses will teach parents critical aspects of stress management and child behavioral management to maximize cooperation and motivation at home.
Family Camp offers nutrition and culinary courses, teaching the entire family how to prepare, order, and enjoy low-fat meals. While parents and children strive for the daily goal of 10,000 steps per day, families will also be exposed to personal training, golf, water sports, hiking, fitness classes, and a wide variety of sports, games and other fun and energizing activities.
The goal of Wellspring Family Camp is to motivate children and parents to change behaviors about diet and exercise, and to gain skills for continued success at home.
Wellspring programs allow young people who struggle with being overweight to lose weight and change their lives for the better. The directors and members of the Advisory Board of Wellspring are among the world's leading experts in weight loss. Wellspring programs have achieved among the best results ever recorded for weight loss programs for children, adolescents or adults.
Wellspring Academies (formerly Academy of the Sierras), Wellspring Camps and Wellspring Community Programs are recognized as the leading weight loss treatment programs for overweight children, teens and young adults, according to a news release.
Founded in 2004 as Healthy Living Academies, the organization is now recognized under one name, Wellspring.
Wellspring offers programs for youth and adults, including year-round boarding schools, summer camps, after-school programs and retreats. Wellspring Academies, boarding schools include Wellspring Academy of California and Wellspring Academy of the Carolinas; Wellspring Camps in New York, North Carolina, California, Texas, Wisconsin, Hawaii, United Kingdom and Australia, along with Wellspring Family Camp at Pinehurst Resort; Wellspring Community Programs, after-school programs for weight loss and behavioral change; and Wellspring Retreats for adults.
The Sierras Weight-Loss Solution for Teens and Kids (Avery, 2007) was written by the founders and program leaders of Wellspring. The book offers parents a 12-week proven program based on the school's curriculum focusing on healthy eating and making exercise a priority.
Anyone needing more information about Wellspring weight loss programs, visit www.wellspringfamilycamp.com or www.wellspringweightloss.com or call toll-free (866) 364-0808.
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