"Just had to share this pic of Haylie that she sent to me today to celebrate her 'normal' BMI, no more 'overweight' or 'obese'. She is keeping it off and doing great and actually considering studying nutrition in college. CPT truly changed her life!! She talks about camp everyday, she is a walking advertisement. Thank you for this amazing experience."

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IMPORTANT:

Do your research and compare summer weight loss camps. Ask these important questions:

Camp Pocono Trails provides an environment where losing weight and having fun are both integral parts of the experience. We promote health, wellness, integrity and learning in a fun, mainstream way. Don't settle for one of the absentee-owner "fat camp" chains. We've earned our reputation as absolutely the BEST MANAGED, the MOST FUN, and SAFEST weight loss camp in the world. Do your research. There are major differences. :


Are you owner operated?

CAMP POCONO TRAILS: YES
CORPORATE FAT CAMP CHAINS: NO

Tony and Dale Sparber have dedicated their lives to Camp Pocono Trails since 1992 and live right on the camp grounds during the summer. This is one single camp, not a chain of mass produced "fat camps". This means they’ve been able to personally perfect this outstanding program through direct involvement and hand select the most caring and experienced staff who return year after year. This ensures that your child will receive the nurturing expert, personalized attention that they deserve. At Camp Pocono Trails, we apply all our resources to the excellence of our program, our staff and expansive facilities of this single family-run camp. We are not a watered-down corporate chain with a revolving door staff directed from an off-premise office. An owner can't possibly be on site, be completely dedicated or know your child when they own multiple camps.


Is the on-site staff experienced and licensed?

CAMP POCONO TRAILS: YES
CORPORATE FAT CAMP CHAINS: NO

Our programs are managed – hands-on – by competent, respected professionals who specialize in child and teen weight loss and have been with our camp for many years. We have nutrition classes and cooking classes overseen by our on-site registered and licensed dietitian. We have 4-5 on-site registered nurses at all times. Our Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) program and self esteem programs are run by on-site licensed childrens guidance counselors and social workers. The fat camp chains boast an MD, an RD, a Certified Chef, a Therapist… These people are not at the camps. Most of the camps nutrition and cooking classes are run by college students without credentials.


Are your facilities private?

CAMP POCONO TRAILS: YES
CORPORATE FAT CAMP CHAINS: NO

Camp Pocono Trails is located on 350 private acres, nestled on our own private lakefront. Our property is used exclusively by our camp; we do not share with outside groups. We boast a gorgeous traditional camp setting on a recreational lakefront. The corporate chain camps mostly use college campuses open to outsiders and because the facilities are shared with other groups, time of use must be strictly limited. You may see photos on their website of a recreational lake. Don't be mislead – it's not theirs. Campers take a bus to get there when it can be scheduled.


Do you have a traditional camp setting with extensive amenities?

CAMP POCONO TRAILS: YES
CORPORATE FAT CAMP CHAINS: NO

Camp Pocono Trails offers an amazing selection of over 100 on-site activities — everything from ziplining to a climbing wall, boating to fishing, yoga to aerobics, golf to tennis, cooking classes, nutritional instruction and great workouts guided by inspiring instructors. All activities are on-site in a traditional camp setting designed for fun. Take a moment to check out our page “101 Ways to Have Fun”. Our campers sleep in comfortable cabins (no bunk beds!), and our property features amenities like obstacle courses, aerobics studios, sports fields, tennis courts, two outdoor heated swimming pools and more. Most activities on the college campuses are indoors, including their swimming pools and many of their activities take place off the campus.


Are you accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA)?

CAMP POCONO TRAILS: YES
CORPORATE FAT CAMP CHAINS: NO

In order to gain ACA accreditation, Camp Pocono Trails has met or exceeded expectations with more than 25 prerequisite health and safety standards, in addition to more than 40 other standards in 10 operational areas that prove our camp is a safe and wonderful place for our campers. ACA accreditation is the best evidence parents have of a camp’s commitment to a safe and nurturing environment for their children. This voluntary accreditation assures parents that camp practices have been measured against national standards and go a step beyond a state’s basic licensing requirements. Accreditation is based on a commitment by the camp to best practices. Parents can (and should) verify the accreditation status of any camp at any time. This may be accomplished through ACA’s Web site at www.ACAcamps.org or by calling 1-800-428-CAMP. The corporate fat camp chains are NOT accredited.


Do you offer free airfare to camp?

CAMP POCONO TRAILS: YES
CORPORATE FAT CAMP CHAINS: NO

We offer free airfare to campers traveling from west of the Mississippi River to Camp Pocono Trails! Free airfare applies to a minimum 4-week stay. Call us for details about this special offer.


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