Wellspring is a division of CRC Health that operates weight loss camps for overweight children, teens and young adults.
Over the past 20 years, overweight and obesity among children, adolescents and young adults has skyrocketed from 8% to 33%. This makes overweight and obesity the most serious health issue facing our children. Research from top universities shows that overweight children are likely to become more and more overweight, and that 90% of overweight teens will become obese adults. In addition, studies are increasingly showing that overweight teens face social and psychological challenges that can have permanent effects. The health risks associated with being overweight are well documented and include cardiovascular, orthopaedic, gastrointestinal, respiratory, hormonal, neurological, and metabolic diseases such as diabetes. In the past, one of the few options for young people were summer fat camps that were not based on principles of long-term weight management.
Wellspring weight loss camps are designed by leading researchers and clinicians to maximize long-term behavioral change, which results in substantial and sustained weight loss. Wellspring recognizes that weight loss and management is a complex behavioral and biological struggle and that most adolescents have an unprecedented level of freedom in determining their own lifestyle. This is why Wellspring’s intensive clinical programs provide campers with the necessary tools, decision-making skills and new behavioral strategies to control weight permanently.
Wellspring programs have achieved the best results ever recorded for weight loss programs for children, adolescents or adults.
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If you are serious about helping your child return to a normal weight and live a longer, healthier and happier life, contact Wellspring Academies today for more information.