Anyone that is, has been or about to be a teenager understands that most teens have an overinflated sense of self. They will often stand in front of a mirror for a great deal of time making sure every hair is in place, their make up, if worn is sufficient and they are prepared to face their peers. Some however, may not like what they see. Not because of the pimple on their chin but because these teens also have a weight problem. As this sense of self awareness increases, teens begin to understand some of their eating habits and lack of exercise may not have been the best of choices. Rites of Passage NW camp for overweight teenagers in Seattle will assist to improve your teens sense of personal awareness.
At Rites of Passage NW, your teen will learn to live a healthier lifestyle by first gaining the understanding they have the ability to make change to their behaviors by taking responsibility of their actions and choices. They will become accustomed to a wilderness environment and learn a series of hard and soft skills such as how to build shelter, navigate, purify water, communication and co-operation. Your teen will learn about eating healthy and how to prepare their own nutritious meals.
Meeting with their therapist twice daily will ensure your teen continues to move forward with the treatment goals they had set upon arrival. They will begin to be responsible for their own daily activities such as preparing their own healthy meals, shelter and water. They will have no doubt lost weight while they start putting in to practice everything they have learned, building their confidence, self-esteem and personal awareness. Seeing a change in themselves, they will begin to help others overcome similar challenges.
For more information regarding our camp for overweight teenagers in Seattle, contact us today at Rites of Passage NW Wilderness Therapy at (800)794-0980.