Losing weight can be a challenge for children and adults, but there are many weight loss camps in the New England area that allow overweight individuals to get away and focus on losing weight along with others who are facing the same struggle. The best camps for weight loss in New England focus on developing a healthier lifestyle, along with weight loss, and allow you to have fun in the process.
Camp Kingsmont, located in Amherst, Massachusetts, offers weight loss summer camps for children. The camp is funded by Kingsmont Kids, Inc., an organization dedicated to tackling childhood obesity. During the summer, campers may choose to attend the entire eight week session at Camp Kingsmont or attend between two and seven weeks of the camp. While campers are likely to lose weight during the camp, the focus is on developing healthy lifestyles. Campers will experience a traditional summer camp, full of recreational activities, dances, campfires and three meals a day in the camp dining hall. Meals are designed to help children develop healthy eating habits. In addition to activities at the camp, campers also may participate in special field trips to local amusement parks, white water rafting or visiting the local mall. While camp tuition is around $8,000 for the full eight-week session, it may be tax deductible because in involves a weight loss program and some insurance companies will cover a portion of the cost if your child is referred to the camp by a physician.
Green Mountain at Fox Run offers a women-only weight loss retreat in Ludlow, Vermont. The program focuses on teaching women how to sustain long-term weight loss and get back to eating normally. A one-week “getting started” program provides women with the option to explore the retreat and begin the intensive weight loss process. Two, three and four week options are available for women who want to spend more time away or feel they need more time to practice the lifestyle changes without the stress of their daily life. According to research done by the retreat, the three and four week programs have proven to be the most successful for sustaining weight loss and a healthy lifestyle. The programs offered by the retreat have also been featured in multiple publications, including Prevention magazine and USA Today. Rates for a four-week visit in a private room begin around $9,000.
New Life Hiking Spa
For men and women seeking to lose weight, New Like Hiking Spa, part of the Inn of the Six Mountains in Killington, Vermont, has been rated one of the top weight loss spas in the country by multiple publications. You may attend one of the spa’s weight loss retreats, which lasts a minimum of 11 days, to experience the maximum effect of its programs. As part of the retreat, you will enjoy healthy cuisine and participate in multiple fitness classes and weight loss activities. With its location in the mountains of Vermont, you will also have time to enjoy hiking expeditions, designed for all levels of hikers.