Camp Endeavor - The first weight management camp in the Midwest for youth!
Hey Parents, there are a few things we’d like you to know about Camp Endeavor! First, it’s designed for youth who are seeking, first and foremost, a fun-filled camp experience, one that is sure to become a fond childhood memory!
But we know that you as parents are interested in much more than creating a fond memory for your child.
Secondly, here's what many parents consider when choosing a weight-loss camp - see if we're a fit for You and your child:
√ Proven safety and security record
√ Personal access to Camp Directors and leaders
√ Nutritionally sound, holistic program that will ensure long-term success
√ Focused on ending the struggle with weight
√ Located in the heart of a fun area, with access to both nature and water park activities that kids love
√ Great value for my investment
√ Positive customer reviews and testimonials
"Yes, her attitude is vastly improved, as is her health. But the former is even more miraculous the the latter. I sent a girl who was overweight, lethargic, and sour – unwilling to try new things. She came back open, active, and enthusiastic. Thank you!!!!"
Thirdly, and equally as important to us, is that embedded in this classic summer camp happening, campers will be provided the education and specially designed fitness activities, which, together with healthy food will enable your child to successfully transition from initial weight loss to long term weight management.
Yes! The emphasis at Camp Endeavor is on life-time weight management skills! Camp Endeavor is so much more than weight loss camps that run the kids more and feed them less. It's a safe weight loss program for kids!
Help your child get on the healthy track today!
Children’s bodies are still growing! Growing bodies need nutrients and enough of them. Sending your child to Camp Endeavor will insure that your child receives enough calories to support growth, approximately 1800/day, yet still provides a healthy weight loss program for kids. Don’t take a chance on starting your child on a lifetime of yo-yo dieting because the food at camp was too restrictive, too low in calories, or unsustainable at home as is the practice at weight loss camps.
Camp Endeavor has been a wonderful experience for our daughter. The care, support, encouragement that the staff provided was incredible. This was the first time our daughter felt like she belonged. She has learned many things that have made a very positive impact on her and our family. Tut and Dan provided the campers with many tools to use to continue down the road of happiness, whereas before our daughter felt like the road was filled with despair. Camp Endeavor is truly a place where the active pursuit management begins! M
Camp Endeavor offers two week and four week summer camp weight loss program for kids, sessions starting on June 19, 2011. Campers will return home equipped with the skills, tools & the satisfaction of success to continue their progress in weight management.
Ongoing support is provided after summer camp through the Camp Endeavor Blog, Facebook and
What sets Camp Endeavor apart from other summer weight loss camps and diet camps?
Camp Endeavor stands above for several reasons. Camp Endeavor is a weight management camp and kids weight loss program, not a weight loss camp, a diet camp, a fat camp or a boot camp. The outcomes of those camps are short term, that being to lose pounds. Endeavor is much more. Every piece of programming is geared toward fitness and lifelong eating with pleasure. Campers realize that it feels good to move. They discover that they don’t have to give up their favorite foods to be healthy. They recognize a new sense of hunger and fullness.
Campers learn strategies to break the habit of overeating.
How? Kid-approved foods, prepared in healthy ways, are served. The camp day is full of recreation – it’s all about FUN, (the fitness is ‘worked’ on every other day during gym time), and the education is held daily and short in duration. Campers prepare meals, snacks & desserts. They expand their eating horizons and taste yummy new foods! The level playing field enables kids to be kids again! Our philosophy is based upon the experience and research of nutritionists, dietitians, exercise physiologists, psychologists, teens and adults who have succeeded in their own weight management. Authors Ellyn Satter, Laurel Mellin, David Kessler, Michelle May and Rafe Esquith are among our education resources.
R, had a great experience at Camp Endeavor. She came back a different person. We would argue about snacking and she would sneak food. She always complained about being hungry. Now, I can tell that the motivation to lose weight comes from within. While she may not make the healthiest choice every time, she does make a healthy choice a good percentage of the time. Camp gave her the confidence to know that she can actually lose weight and the positive reinforcement to know what losing weight can do for her. The bottom line is that R
Had a wonderful time at camp and we are very pleased with her weight loss. You run a fantastic program! V
We give personal attention to each camper. Our team is intimately involved in the daily activities and our watchful eyes regard the details as well as the big picture. We recognize our campers' needs, their understanding of the education and modify the instructional style to fit the campers.
Education at Camp Endeavor covers a wide variety of topics including several on nutrition as well as how to protect one's self from hurtful language, how to make new habits and replace the old (based on brain research), how to shift thinking patterns, see through advertising, why diets and dieting don't work, and much more. Our educational kids weight loss program works! It is responsive and provides many opportunities for participation.
Tut and Dan are both health care providers. Our professional experience, Dan's in Exercise Physiology & Cardiac Rehab and Tut's in Occupational Therapy, enable us to customize movement activities to provide the “just right” challenge in the areas of balance, strength, coordination and cardiovascular fitness. Because of this, campers carefully monitored, are successful, and make terrific strides in skill and fitness.
Some of the campers come with existing medical conditions. Not to worry! We are trained in First Aid, CPR and Advanced Cardiac Life Support and recognize symptoms requiring care. There’s also nursing staff available 24/7, with a physician available daily.
The first of its kind! During a Q & A session our physician hosted in 2008, several questions from the campers came up about sore feet. We immediately responded in 2009 with the development of a specific program to strengthen feet and ankles!
And check this out: the cost is all inclusive! Our fees are the best! Specialized programs by health care professionals, including a registered nurse, registered dietitian, and physician are provided. Skilled coaching, based on motivational interviewing, one-on-one in behavior change is provided for each camper!
This investment in your child’s health will last a lifetime.
We’re accredited by the American Camp Association, the official accrediting agency for camps. We’re also nonprofit, a 501 (c) (3), and we’re doing our best to fundraise to get kids who’s families need a financial hand – up, the chance to attend Endeavor. Our Board of Directors has the best interest of your child at heart, so rather than put monies into promotion, money goes into our campership fund!
Don’t worry about safety – there’s a security guard at the entrance, 24/7. And Endeavor has won the prestigious Safety First Award for camps since we were first nominated three years ago.
Starting in 2004, Camp Endeavor is the first weight management camp in the Midwest! Other weight loss program camps have joined us, but none with the expertise, experience and top-notch camping facilities Endeavor has. You can trust us to keep your child safe & cared for while providing effective programming to establish new lifestyle habits and keep them going when they return home! To smooth the transition from camp to home, we’ll give you the tools parents need as parents to keep your child on track.
The value of Endeavor’s camp experience partially lies in interrupting lifestyle patterns & habits in eating, movement, behavior & thinking. At the same time, coming to camp brings new friends, participation in new activities, learning pertinent information, stepping up to leadership opportunities, being out of doors, expanding one’s comfort zones, all of which create the fertile ground in which new habits are adopted. And it’s fun! This immersion is impossible to duplicate at home and Endeavor is the camp you can trust! Your child will return home confident, happy and motivated!
Any questions? Call Tut and Dan today! (608) 448-9752