Being overweight can wreak havoc on both a persons physical and mental well-being. Younger people carrying a weight problem into adulthood are susceptible to medical concerns such as heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure. As a teenager, being overweight can carry a number of other consequences as well. Embarrassment, low self-esteem, little confidence and depression just to name a few. Quite often, being overweight may be the result of the above. Addressing any weight problem is important. Addressing the weight problem of a teenager is imperative. At Rites of Passage NW Wilderness Therapy, our summer weight loss camp for teens can help your teen discover who they really are.
As your teen treks quietly through the wilderness, away from any outside distractions and influences, they are understanding the importance of taking ownership of themselves and responsibility for their actions. During breaks on the trail, they will share experiences with others in similar situations; building friendships and sources of support.
While at base camp, they will learn both hard and soft skills preparing them for challenges that lay ahead.
On wilderness adventures, your teen will become responsible for their daily activities such as shelter, water, navigation and the preparation of delicious holistic meals. As a result of our unique empowerment therapy your child will become self-reliant with the ability to work with a team and take on leadership roles.
Our on staff therapists, clinicians and counselors will work diligently with your child as an individual to prepare them emotionally for the obstacles they will face in life. Both the successes as well as the failures.
By summers end, your child will return home the person they really are with the confidence, knowledge and abilities to build on that person.
For more information about our very effective summer weight loss camp for teens, call Rites of Passage NW Wilderness Therapy today at (800)794-0980. You will be glad you did.