What do the parents and campers say about Camp Endeavor?
"hey, hey, hope you guys are doing well, I've lost another 4 pounds since camp (written 6 weeks post-camp) and I'm doing great. I would like to thank both of you for camp. It was one of the best experiences for me . . ."
"I would recommend Camp Endeavor to others, because it's a fun way to learn to be healthy. You also make tons of life time friends."
"This was a great experience. Thank you."
"I liked the kids, counselors and the way it was set up. I liked the level of activity also."
"I liked the dances and the counselors! It's also really amazing how they (camp) can turn you around activity-wise."
Camp Endeavor is a great place to be! It’s not a diet but it’s amazing how you lose weight! They teach you so many helpful tools and how to rely on yourself so that you don’t turn to food for comfort plus the counselors make you feel at home. Camp Endeavor is a fun and effective way to lose weight and keep it off! D
D was a 15 year old struggling to find herself and every day being a challenge physically and emotionally. Today we all see a new person. She is happy and healthy. She smiles and seems genuinely content with who she is and may I say that is one wonderful accomplishment Camp Endeavor has done for this child - that I as a parent have struggled for years to make her see. Camp Endeavor has saved my child and given me a new relationship with a beautiful young women who I have not seen so happy in years. It has been one of the most important right decisions I have made to send my child. J
Asked whether they would recommend CE & why? Families responded:
"Yes, because of your willingness to work with me with her homesickness, your positive attitude towards the kids and how they can achieve anything they want, teaching them it's a life style change not a diet."
"It was a plus to have her interact with other kids experiencing the same difficulties and feelings (that) she has because of her weight."
"Yes, because there is weight loss and it is significant enough that they come home and want to continue to lose. Excellent camp."
"We would recommend CE to anyone that has a child that wants to learn how to eat healthier. We will recommend this camp to our physician, family and friends."
"I can’t tell you how much this has changed her outlook on food. Your program is wonderful!"
"Yes!, she is more inclined to exercise and is trying hard to watch her food intake. She helps monitor the family as well.”
Do you see any changes in your child? If so, what?
"For the most part I see her making much better food choices and much better portion size choices. I see her getting right back to her healthy choices when she does choose the not-so-good foods..She came home full of joy and self assurance!"
"Absolutely! - not only physical but emotional changes have helped her to start liking herself."
"She eats healthier now. (She) is happy now to realize that the "mountain" she had to climb to lose weight and eat healthy is smaller now."
" Camp Endeavor has been a wonderful experience for our daughter. The care, support, encouragement that the staff provided was incredible. This was the first camp our daughter felt like she belonged. Kids know they are overweight. They need to know there is a place they will be helped and understood and that place is Camp Endeavor ! It's truly a place where active weight management begins. Sincerely, thank you for everything. . She sends both of you a hug! And a big thanks!"
"It has been one of the most important right decisions I have made in my life to send my child. . . . I would tell any parent, who is struggling and can honestly say they are losing their child to weight, that this is the one best decision I have ever made in my life but that they need to understand it is not only a new beginning for the child but for the whole family upon their return. It is not to say we don't have rough times - we do, but Endeavor has given us all the strength to recognize those times and taught us how to deal with those situations. You will be a part of our lives."
"Just wanted to let you know that he is doing great. The tools you gave him at camp are wonderful and I hope with this knowledge and working together as a family that we will get his weight under control. Thank you for a wonderful experience."
"Thank you! He had a really great time and says he wants to go again next summer. Big self-esteem booster! I would absolutely recommend Camp Endeavor to others. It can turn your child's life around.
I cannot thank you enough."