Wellspring is a division of CRC Health that operates weight loss camps, the first therapeutic residential boarding schools for overweight children, teens and young adults, after-school programs, and adventure vacations for weight loss.
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, weight loss boarding schools, after-school programs, and adventure vacations and adult weight loss retreats 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, students and participants 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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Wellspring Academies - Reedley, CA and Brevard, NC
Featured in thousands of television, radio, magazine and newspaper reports, Wellspring Academies (formerly Wellspring Academies) are the first solution for teens struggling with their weight. By attending Wellspring Academy of California, or Wellspring Academy of the Carolinas for a semester or longer, students will be able to accomplish the following:
- Weight Loss: Achieve immediate and dramatic weight loss through the Academy’s research-based Diet and Activity Management programs in the controlled environment of our 68-acre campus. Average weight loss is 81 lbs.
- Behavioral Change to Ensure Weight Loss is Permanent: Permanently change the way they think about their diet and physical activity, and the way they behave, through intensive training on the set of skills and behaviors that research reveals to be essential for successful long-term weight control. The training is supplemented by cognitive-behavioral therapy sessions 4x per week to ensure students are able to overcome any psychological or emotional barriers to mastering these behaviors.
- Accelerate Academically: Accelerate academically (or catch up to grade level) through a rigorous, individualized educational program, fueled by the increase in energy and self-esteem resulting from the weight loss and therapeutic programs.
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.
Wellspring Academy of California accepts young men and women ages 13-24. Wellspring Academy of the Carolinas accepts boys and girls ages 11-16.
Wellspring Camps are the most fun, effective and popular summer camps for weight loss. Wellspring Camps differ from the traditional weight loss camp in 9 significant ways:
- Highest recorded weight loss of any weight loss camp
- Incredibly FUN
- Wellspring campers continue losing weight after camp ends
- The weight loss is PERMANENT
- Designed by the top researchers in the world
- Health insurance reimbursement
- Family involvement and support after camp ensure success
- Wellspring’s sister programs are the famous Wellspring Academies (formerly Wellspring Academies)
- The top professionals in the country work at Wellspring Camps
If you are serious about making a permanent change this summer, contact Wellspring Camps for more information.
Wellspring New York – Adirondack Mountains, NY
The only weight loss camp exclusively for women (ages 12-24), Wellspring NY offers a wide variety of fitness classes and activities specifically geared for women to lose weight and get in shape. Located on a beautiful, sprawling campus in the heart of the Adirondack Park, Wellspring NY takes advantage of state-of-the-art facilities set amid awe-inspiring mountains, sparkling lakes and lush forests. Four, six, and eight week sessions starting June 21, July 5, and July 19.
Wellspring Adventure Camp North Carolina - Blue Ridge Mountains, NC
For boys and girls ages 11 – 18, combining weight loss and behavioral change with adventure: whitewater rafting, rock climbing, rappelling, kayaking, hiking, camping, and a range of team sports and traditional camp activities. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, nestled in a picturesque mountain valley with a river flow running through camp. Four, six, eight, and ten week sessions available, with start dates every week beginning June 7 through August 2.
Wellspring California - Sierra Nevada Mountains, CA
Conveniently located halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Wellspring California is your best option for unparalleled activity and weight loss in California. Wellspring California campers take advantage of a range of sports and fitness facilities on our 68-acre Central California campus, while also engaging in surfing and water sports on the coast, and mountain biking and hiking in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Wellspring California is the perfect summer weight loss program for those seeking long-term results, while spending the summer enjoying California sun, sand, surf, and mountains. Sessions begin June 14, June 28, and July 12, running four, six, and eight weeks.
Wellspring Texas – Hill Country, TX
Set in the heart of the Lone Star State, Wellspring Texas provides boys and girls ages 11-18 with exciting weight loss, sports, and activities. Campers enjoy comfortable dormitories and athletic facilities while traveling to nearby rivers and magnificent state parks for exciting adventure activities. Four, six, eight, ten, and twelve week sessions available. Start dates are June 7, June 21, July 5, and July 19.
Wellspring Wisconsin – Platteville, WI
Located on a beautiful 820-acre campus, Wellspring Wisconsin takes advantage of expansive state-of-the-art facilities for swimming, fitness, basketball, volleyball, tennis, personal training, weight lifting, and aerobics. Boys and girls ages 11 – 18 enjoy exciting activities on campus and in the surrounding region. Sessions run four, six, and eight weeks, starting June 14, June 28, and July 12.
Wellspring Hawaii – Big Island of Hawaii
Perched atop the slopes of Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii, the oceanside cradle of Hawaiian civilization, Wellspring Hawaii offers activities as diverse and exciting as Hawaii itself. Young men and women ages 11 – 24 learn to surf, climb ancient volcanoes, enjoy outrigger canoe competitions, and hike through the tropical rainforest. Sessions run four, six, and eight weeks, with start dates June 21, July 5, and July 19.
Wellspring Family Camp – Pinehurst Resort, NC
Located at the four-star Pinehurst resort, famous for its golf and southern hospitality, families with 1-3 children ages 5-15 attend Wellspring Family Camp for one or two-week weight loss vacations and transformations. Families take advantage of all the amenities that Pinehurst has to offer, including personal training, hiking, fitness classes, swimming, and a wide variety of sports, games and other fun and energizing activities. At the end of the session, all family members will look back on a week of fun and togetherness, gaining skills, knowledge, and support necessary for initial and long-term success. Weekly sessions begin June 14 through August 2.
Wellspring UK –Lake District of Northern England
Located at the historic King’s Bruton Academy in the heart of the Somerset flats, Wellspring UK is for young people ages 11 – 24. Students travel from across the UK, Europe and the Middle East to attend Wellspring UK for a four, six or eight-week programme. Wellspring UK students partake in traditional sports, fitness classes and outdoor activities. Our campus features first-rate facilities, including extensive playing fields, courts, swimming pools, and outdoor areas for hockey, tennis, netball, and other sports. We also walk and hike the meandering lanes and footpaths of Somerset and venture further, visiting the wild countryside and beautiful coastline. Four, six, and eight week programme start dates are 5 July, 19 July, and 2 August.
Wellspring Pennsylvania – Washington, PA
The only scientifically based weight loss camp for boys and girls in Pennsylvania, the Poconos, or New York. Campers experience Wellspring’s fitness and weight loss approach through a range of sports and adventure activities including basketball, soccer, volleyball, softball, hiking, and canoeing. Boys and girls ages 11 – 18 come to Wellspring Pennsylvania for a transformative summer in an exceptionally beautiful environment. Sessions available in four, six, and eight weeks, with start dates June 22, July 5, and July 19.
Wellspring Florida – St. Petersburg, FL
Located on a beautiful waterfront campus in St. Petersburg on the Gulf Coast, Wellspring Florida campers enjoy a range of outdoor watersports, as well as a variety of climate-controlled athletic facilities, including swimming pools, indoor and outdoor athletic fields, fitness centers, weight rooms, cardio rooms and gyms. Wellspring Florida is a summer of fun and sun for boys and girls ages 11-18. Sessions run four, six and eight weeks, with start dates of June 22, July 5, and July 19.
Wellspring Vancouver – Squamish, BC Canada
Located near Vancouver, British Columbia, Wellspring Vancouver is unique among Wellspring programs for providing campers with access to mountain and ocean activities. Enjoy sea kayaking on the Pacific. Then climb a snowcapped mountain. At Wellspring’s first program in Canada, Canadian and American campers ages 11-18 attend Wellspring Vancouver for remarkable weight loss and lifestyle change. Sessions start July 5, July 19, and August 2, with sessions running four, six, and eight weeks.
Wellspring Academy of California Summer Program
Lose weight, get in shape, and earn academic credit! Summer session at Wellspring Academy of California provides young men and women ages 12 – 24 the opportunity for lifestyle changes while getting ahead in school. An expansive 68-acre campus, experienced staff, and a year-round boarding environment provide the perfect compliment for children and young adults looking to lose weight while earning credits – whether for high school or college. Sessions start June 1 and June 22.
Wellspring Retreats for Adults
8-day weight loss vacations designed to produce rapid weight loss. Wellspring Retreats provide guest with the skills, tools and motivation to continue losing weight at home over the following months and years. From luxury accommodations to adventure activities, fitness classes to culinary training, education to engagement, Wellspring Retreats will get you on your way to a newfound healthy lifestyle. Retreats leave monthly from locations around the United States.
Wellspring Fit Clubs
after school programs providing the renowned fitness and weight loss approach in local communities. Partnering with schools, community centers, local governments, and non-profits, Fit Clubs provide children and teens local to the area the opportunity to learn a healthy lifestyle.
Wellspring weight loss camps and year-round weight loss boarding schools are NOT fat camps. They are your best HEALTHY and FUN option for losing weight and keeping the weight off.