Wellspring Texas campers are boys and girls with common goals: to lose weight, get in shape, and have fun. Campers lose a remarkable amount of weight at camp-an average of 4 lbs. per week. And through the weight loss studies that we conduct every year, we know 70% of our campers maintain or continue losing weight when they return home-results that are unprecedented among weight loss programs.
The Wellspring Plan
The weight loss success experienced by Wellspring campers is no accident. Rather, it is the result of the Wellspring Plan, an integrated weight loss program developed and carefully analyzed by leading researchers in adolescent weight loss.
The Wellspring Plan includes:
Activity Management: Team sports like soccer, basketball, tennis, and kickball along with swimming, hiking, biking, kayaking, climbing, and aerobics are just some of the activities that campers enjoy in a supportive environment. And by setting attainable activity goals, building confidence and skill level, and learning how much fun physical activity can be, a vast majority of our campers continue with their new active lifestyle when they return home.
Diet Management: Our eating plan is simple and sustainable at home: introduce campers to a delicious low-fat diet, teach them how to cook and shop for similar low-fat food choices, and reward them for developing the daily habit of self-monitoring food consumption.
Family Involvement: We know how important the family’s role is in supporting a camper’s ongoing weight loss. So we offer free Family Workshops during camp to train you on the Wellspring Plan.
Behavioral Change: Weight loss is hard work. And while we have a great time at camp, we know that serious behavioral change is necessary for our campers to maintain the weight loss they’ve worked so hard for. The behavioral change component of camp pairs your child with a Behavioral Coach, therapists with specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – most of whom have or are in the process of getting their Masters or Doctoral degrees. Campers participate in four weekly sessions to learn skills in self-regulation, problem solving, stress management and other techniques to help them maximize commitment and overcome barriers to successful weight control.
Continuing Care: We want a summer at Wellspring Texas to be life-changing, so we continue to support your child through our behavioral change program from the day you child leaves camp until the following camp season. Online communication with behavioral coaches, self-monitoring, and support from the Wellspring community mean continued success for your child.
We invite you to explore the Wellspring Texas campus, read camper success stories, and find out what a typical day at camp is like.
We look forward to welcoming you to Wellspring Texas this summer!