Attending a three, six or nine week session, campers achieve initial success and gain skills and motivation for long-term weight control at Wellspring Florida, set against a beautiful backdrop just minutes from the Atlantic Ocean and Indian River Lagoon. The setting is ideal for optimal weight loss, as campers enjoy private rooms, the state-of-the-art fitness facilities at one of Florida’s top universities, as well as ample opportunities for outdoor adventures at the beach and beyond.
The Wellspring Plan
Wellspring Florida campers are boys and girls with common goals: lose weight, get in shape, and have an incredible summer. Campers lose an average of 4 lbs. per week, and 70% of campers maintain or continue weight loss at home. These weight loss results, which are published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and presented at national and international health conferences every year, are unprecedented among adolescent weight loss programs. The secret? The integrated Wellspring Plan, developed by leading researchers in the fields of adolescent obesity and weight loss.
The Wellspring Plan includes:
Activity Management: Fun-filled activities, sports, and games all taught in a supportive environment that encourages daily goal-setting and personal responsibility. Campers enjoy team sports like soccer, football, basketball and tennis, along with swimming, biking, kayaking, weight training, aerobics and more!
Diet Management: A fantastic menu of delicious food makes quick converts of those who think they won’t enjoy eating healthy. And culinary and nutrition classes teach campers to shop for, order out and cook Wellspring-friendly food to keep them on-plan when they return home.
Lifestyle Change: Wellspring Florida campers have the unique opportunity to learn lifelong weight loss skills through working with trained Behavioral Coaches working toward their Masters or Doctoral degrees in relevant fields. Stress management, goal setting, and overcoming emotional barriers to weight loss are just some of the skills taught in individual and group sessions.
Family Involvement: Knowing that family support is an essential component to successful adolescent weight loss, we train families on the best ways to support their camper both during and after camp. Our free Family Workshops teach family members everything they need to know to support their weight controller at home!
Continuing Care: Our commitment to your camper’s weight loss doesn’t end when he or she leaves camp. Rather, we offer Continuing Care through June 1 of the following year with ongoing support from behavioral coaches and frequent contact to help ensure that habits learned at camp transition to the home environment.
Wellspring Florida offers campers all of the fun of a traditional summer camp, with the opportunity for life-changing weight loss in a beautiful Atlantic Coast setting. We encourage you to explore our Wellspring Florida campus, read campers’ weight loss stories, and begin envisioning your summer of supportive new friendships, improved self-confidence, and active fun.
We look forward to welcoming you to Wellspring Florida!