Weight Loss Camp for Families in Beautiful San Diego
Welcome to Wellspring Family Camp — a fun and healthy vacation in sunny Southern California, and the world’s leading program for family weight loss. Designed for parents with children ages 5-12, Wellspring Family Camp is located in La Jolla, California on the campus of University of California San Diego. Families attend for one, two, three or four-week weight loss vacations near the beach and learn the skills to continue with their new healthy lifestyle at home.
Taking advantage of all the amenities of our Southern California location, families enjoy time together at the beach, take great trips to area attractions like Disneyland and Sea World, and work out with top trainers in UCSD’s $35 million Fitness Center and in the surrounding natural wonderland of La Jolla Cove.
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Parents and children have time together for activities and meals, as well as time with their separate peer groups for Behavior Coaching, culinary instruction, and healthy living workshops. Parents report that one of the most valuable aspects of Family Camp is the lasting friendships they develop with other parents who are handling similar challenges.
All activities are designed to be fun as well as motivate parents and children to continue a much higher level of activity and healthier lifestyle upon returning home. Weight loss at camp averages 3-4 lbs. per week, with 70% of participants maintaining or furthering weight loss at home. The long-term weight loss success of our families is one of the many factors that separate us from other weight loss vacations. The key to our families’ success is the integrated Wellspring Plan, which families learn at camp and are trained to continue at home.
The Wellspring Plan
Diet Management: If you find yourself constantly begging your kids to eat better, are confused about what to feed your family to promote healthy weight loss, or are tired of acting as the “food police” at your house, then Wellspring Family Camp is the solution you’ve been looking for. Families enjoy a delicious, low-fat, low-density menu of food that kids love, and learn how to shop for, order out, and cook the same food at home. And families learn how to communicate about food in a healthy way, empowering kids to take more responsibility for their own food choices.
Activity Management: Weight loss is fun at Wellspring Family Camp! Swimming, boogie boarding, kayaking, biking, yoga, Zumba-these are just a few of the great activities you’ll have the chance to join and learn while you’re at camp. And campers of all fitness levels enjoy the ultra-supportive, non-competitive environment at Family Camp.
Behavioral Change: Parents and children work with our Behavior Coaches who are in the process of earning or have earned Masters or Doctoral degrees; learning healthy communication practices, stress management, food and activity management in the home environment, and working through barriers to weight loss. This component of the Wellspring Plan is essential for making the long-term behavior changes necessary for permanent weight loss.
Continuing Care: When you leave camp, Wellspring staff will be right there with you, guiding your ongoing weight loss through our Continuing Care Program. Families communicate with Behavioral Coaches, continue with self-monitoring begun at camp, and find support from other Wellspring families online and by phone.
Wellspring Family Camp at La Jolla is the best option for a fantastic family vacation with a purpose-to help family members return to a healthy weight and jumpstart a lifetime of healthy living. We invite you to explore our fun activities and exciting trips, and read about other families’ weight loss success.
We look forward to welcoming you to a life-changing family vacation near the beach this summer!
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