REEDERS, Pa., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer, Camp Pocono Trails -- one of the most well-known weight-loss camps in the country -- will once again welcome over 400 children, tweens, teens and young adults ... but now moms can join in on the fun too.
Kids ages 7-19 will learn how to make healthier choices and incorporate exercise into their daily lives while building lifelong friendships in an empathetic and fun setting. The camp is now offering fitness and nutrition classes through its Mom's Camp program to assist mothers in encouraging their families to eat well and stay fit.
"Obesity among children (and adults) keeps increasing due to eating on-the-go and the decreased quality and nutritional value of packaged foods. In addition, people are more screen obsessed and more inactive than ever before," says Tony Sparber, camp founder and director.
Sparber continued, "Blaming restaurants, schools, the government, and electronic gadgets will not help our kids. Instead, it's time for parents to put love into action and take full responsibility for our children's health."
Sparber believes his tried-and-true methods, such as teaching sensible eating habits, portion control and setting realistic goals within the environment of a fun-filled summer camp, has helped "his kids" prevent serious health risks associated with obesity, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes.
At Camp Pocono Trails, campers simultaneously build self-esteem and life-long friendships along the way. In addition, he cares deeply for his campers' well-being, health, and future. He's a hands-on owner with thousands of success stories.
Moms will partake in the endless activities the camp has to offer such as: personal training, fitness boot camp, water aerobics, tennis and canoeing. The skills taught in nutrition and cooking classes will help the moms encourage their families to eat well and stay fit.
Mom's Camp begins July 22nd and runs through August 15th. It costs $1300 per week, which includes food, board, and all amenities.
Moms are housed in more upscale cabins than campers but eat the same balanced, tasty meals and snacks as their kids in the dining hall.
"I loved the camp," says Kathy Henck, a mom of four in Sayville, N.Y. "It was like a vacation, but you're exercising, taking care of yourself and at the same time, supporting your kids."
Henck explains that sending her 16- and 7-year-old to sleep-away camp was more reassuring with her there. "It was the best of both worlds because they had freedom, but could see me when they wanted," she says.
More than one-third of children are overweight or obese, and studies suggest parents may contribute to the problem. Healthy eating starts at home.
According to Tony: "If you're serious about helping your child attain and maintain a trim and fit body, you must be the first one in your family to make the changes that will put all of you on track in this race for fitness. Whether you have a weight problem yourself or not, the way you live your life sets the bar for the lifestyle habits of your children."
Camp Pocono Trails is located on 350 private lakeside acres in Reeders, PA, approximately 100 miles from Manhattan and Philadelphia.
Camp Pocono Trails, a weight loss camp in Reeders, Pennsylvania, is situated on 350 private acres with a lake and separate swimming pools for boys and girls. The camp provides an environment where both losing weight and having fun are integral parts of the summer camp experience. Kids build self-esteem and life-long friendships: http://www.ereleases.com/pic/2012-Camp-Pocono-Trails.jpg
For the second year in a row, Camp Pocono Trails, a weight-loss camp, will be hosting Mom's Camp. This unique fitness program allows women (mothers, friends and relatives of campers) to partake in the endless activities the camp has to offer such as nutrition and cooking classes, personal training, fitness boot camp, and water aerobics. Mothers lose weight alongside their children, and gain firsthand experience on how to continue to live a healthy lifestyle when they return back home: http://www.ereleases.com/pic/2012-Moms-Camp.jpg
About Camp Pocono Trails:
Tony Sparber is the founder/owner of the ACA Accredited Camp Pocono Trails, in Reeders, PA. Camp Pocono Trails is designed to provide the most comprehensive summer weight-loss program for pre-teens and teenagers in the country. Camp Pocono Trails has been featured on two MTV documentaries, "Fat Camp" and "Return to Fat Camp," as well as on Ruby, Good Morning America, Dr. Phil, The Today Show, and in the pages of People Magazine and The New York Times, among others. For additional information call 1-800-365-0556 or visit http://www.newimagecamp.com.
* ACA accreditation ensures that the camp has regular, independent safety audits that go beyond regulations in most states. To be accredited, camps must first comply with up to 26 mandatory prerequisite health and safety standards and must demonstrate substantial compliance with up to forty additional standards in ten operational areas. ACA standards cover all aspects of camp operation, including: programming, personnel, health care, management practices, site/food service, and transportation
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