Weight Loss Camp in Wisconsin for Ages 11-24
Located on a beautiful college campus on the shores of Lake Michigan, Wellspring Wisconsin is the Midwest’s most fun and effective weight loss camp for boys and girls ages 11-24. The scientifically based weight loss program is the perfect environment for teens and young adults to lose weight, build self-esteem, and have a fantastic summer. This year Wellspring Wisconsin is proud to offer a College Program for campers ages 18-24 in addition to our traditional program for ages 11-17.
Wellspring Wisconsin is based at Carthage College, a well-equipped university campus in Kenosha, WI. Wellspring Wisconsin offers an incredible array of on-campus amenities, as well as the opportunity for exciting off-campus adventures. Campers will love our new location and all of its amenities, which include an indoor/outdoor track, miles of sandy beaches, a wildlife sanctuary and arboretum, and rock climbing wall-just to name a few!
Wellspring Wisconsin provides the Midwest’s best option for your son or daughter to return to a healthy weight. Equally important, your son or daughter will have an incredibly fun summer - enjoying new friends, new activities, and increased self-esteem. Wellspring Wisconsin campers lose an average of 4 lbs. per week, with 70% of campers maintaining or continuing weight loss when they return home. These weight loss results, which are published each year in peer-reviewed scientific journals and presented at obesity conferences, are among the most impressive ever recorded for a weight loss program.
The Wellspring Plan
The formula for our campers’ weight loss success lies in the Wellspring Plan, an integrated weight loss plan that campers and their families learn during camp, then easily continue at home.
The Wellspring Plan includes:
Diet Management: Delicious, healthful food that campers love. Spaghetti with meat sauce, chicken tenders, burritos-not only do we prepare kid-friendly favorites that are also Wellspring-friendly, we teach campers how to grocery shop and cook so they can continue their healthy eating choices at home.
Activity Management: Campers learn how good it feels to be physically active through group sports, fitness classes, personal training, theme park trips, outdoor adventures, and the traditional camp games that make summer fun and memorable.
Behavior Management: Campers at Wellspring Wisconsin experience more than just weight loss. Self-confidence increases over the summer, positive attitudes re-emerge, and healthier habits develop. Guiding this process is our team of Behavior Coaches, Masters- and Doctoral-level therapists who work with campers on important Cognitive Behavior Therapy skills like stress management, healthy communication, and overcoming weight loss barriers.
Continuing Care: Campers have ongoing support from our staff of Behavior Coaches, as well as online self-monitoring, through June 1, 2014.
Family Involvement: The role of the family in campers’ ongoing success has been confirmed in our long-term weight loss studies. So we involve families throughout campers’ stay, including free Family Workshops that train families how to best support their camper at home. As an added incentive, families who send at least one family member to a Workshop receive a $300 Family Workshop Award.
We are proud of the program we’ve developed at Wellspring Wisconsin, and the positive, life-changing transformations that occur here every summer. We invite you to envision your summer of incredible weight loss by exploring the activities and trips we offer, and find out what other Wellspring Wisconsin campers say about their weight loss success.
We look forward to welcoming you to Wellspring Wisconsin this summer!