A child that is dealing with obesity or being overweight can also be dealing with a lot of other stressors as well. They may be suffering through bullying and taunting at school, or maybe struggling with depression, anxiety, or substance abuse. These kids may feel uncomfortable talking to their parents, teachers, or friends about being overweight, and may feel helpless, unsure of what to do about the problem. Parents may also feel helpless and frustrated, but there is hope. Here at Rites of Passage NW we offer a camp for overweight kids in Washington that can help get overweight kids back on track, healthier, and feeling much better.
Rites of Passage NW is actually a working ranch, so we have a highly regimented schedule in addition to a strict diet. Our kids learn how to grow and cook their own food, and participate in daily and weekly chores around the ranch. No cell phones or Internet are allowed here, to minimize distractions. Our teens eat a diet of completely holistic, local and homegrown foods that may take some getting used to, but they are always happy with the end result.
Exercise is also an important part of our program here at Rites of Passage. Our teens participate in hiking and swimming, and go on adventure treks and hikes in the nearby Olympic Mountains. We introduce exercise as part of therapy here, and in addition to conventional therapies such as in a group setting, we also offer rites of passage therapy, equine therapy, and wilderness therapy. Getting back to basics o all levels really helps get these kids to get to weight off, and keep it off.
To learn more about our camp for overweight kids in Washington, or to find out more about Rites of Passage NW, please call us at (800)794-0980 to speak with a member of our professional staff.