Camps for Kids with Special Needs
Many children are fortunate enough to have the chance to go to summer camp where they can swim, create crafts, listen to “ghost” stories, and make long-lasting friendships. But there are many kids who may not have a chance to go to a traditional camp because they are fighting an illness or managing mental or physical limitations. Fortunately, there are several special camps throughout the country where these children can participate in a variety of activities designed just for them.
New Image Camps for Overweight Kids
Whether you’re watching the nightly news or reading your local newspaper, chances are you’ve seen the recent reports on childhood obesity. Despite parents working with their children to combat this dilemma, sometimes kids need help from others outside of the family circle.
New Image Camps are just what the doctor ordered. These co-educational camps are for children ages seven to 18 and provide one of the most comprehensive childhood weight-loss programs in the US. The great thing about New Image Camps is that kids continue to receive support, even after they’ve left the camp.
There are three New Image Camps: Camp Pocono Trails, located 90 minutes from New York City and Philadelphia; Camp Vanguard at the Vanguard School in Lake Wales Florida, between Tampa and Orlando; and finally, Camp Ojai in California, situated off the Pacific Coast in the Pacific Palisades mountains.
Children attending the New Image Camps are kept busy. Most have so much fun, they don’t realize they’re doing something good for their bodies. There are one hundred activities available for children including swimming, archery, kayaking, horseback riding, Ping-Pong, and dancing. Each camp also incorporates special events and trips, such as visits to local amusement parks and malls, and movie nights.
The New Image nutritional program is designed to give campers the ability to lose weight while it equips them with the tools to keep weight off. The program is based on a sensible eating plan, where campers learn portion control and proper nutritional principles. Nutritional guidance is coupled with motivational instruction; for example, the “Be Your Best” class focuses on building each camper’s self-esteem. No weight-loss drugs, pills, or food supplements are ever used at the camp.
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