It is not easy to be a teenager as it is. When a teenager is overweight, the bullying from peers can be absolutely heartbreaking. It is also painful for parents to watch their children go through such hard times. Losing weight can seem like such a huge goal, and often times teens need some guidance and solutions to help them meet that goal. Here at Rites of Passage NW, we have an obesity health and wellness camp for teens in North America – USA that can help teens lose weight, and keep it off, even after they leave our programs.
With a completely holistic diet at our camp, teens will learn how to better plan meals, and count calories. Dieting is not about punishment, simply about making better choices. We will teach them diet and planning that will help them far beyond the program.
Also, many teens can see exercise as boring work, such as going to the gym and running on the treadmill. With our wilderness treks and hiking exercises, teens will learn that exercising is not only fun, but rewarding, especially when part of a group. We have discovered that getting back to nature is an important part of any wellness program.
While here, teens will also take part in individual counseling and group therapy with their peers. We need to address the issues that led to being overweight, in addition to co-occurring disorders as well.
For more information about our obesity health and wellness camp for teens in North America – USA, or about Rites of Passage NW, please give us a call at (800)794-0980. A kind and professional staff member is ready to assist with any and all inquiries.