It isn’t unusual for an overweight teen to be embarrassed or ashamed of their appearance. If their weight problems are primarily due to overeating, that same embarrassment can be what’s holding them back from asking for help. The fear of being ridiculed or bullied or the fact that it may already be occurring can have severe emotional effects on any teenager, causing them to withdraw, showing a lack of confidence or low self-esteem. Upon arrival at Rites of Passage NW Wilderness Therapy weight loss camp for teens in Seattle however, your child will begin to shed any of the nervousness and reservations they may have had about attending. Realizing other students appear to be in similar physical situations and the non-judgmental and supportive attitude of our staff is second to none.
At Rites of Passage, weight loss is not all about strenuous physical exercise. Although our students will participate in their fair share of physical activities, they quickly learn weight loss is more about education.
During wilderness treks, our students learn more about themselves and come to understand they are responsible for the choices they make.
While in camp, they will learn new skills such as eating healthy and the long term health risks associated with carrying obesity into adulthood. They will learn about taking responsibility for their daily needs and working cooperatively with others.
Meeting twice daily with their therapists will allow them to resolve any other behavioral or emotional issues that may be connected to their weight concerns and to hear feedback of their progress. Receiving mail from home ensures the continuation of support long after camp life.
During our wilderness adventures, our students put to practice all they have learned and draw on their own strengths and abilities to overcome with confidence the obstacles placed before them.
To inquire about our very effective weight loss camp for teens in Seattle, call Rites of Passage NW Wilderness Therapy today at (800)794-0980.