Perhaps you would like to get fit with the family. Enrolling in a family weight loss camp provides guidance and inspiration for kids and adults alike. Our camp is a great way to make a healthy lifestyle part of your routine. Our family programs are structured, but there are plentiful options to add customization in order to create a unique family fitness plan. Everyone in your family will be put on a healthy meal plan, as well as participate in nutrition and cooking classes. Along with learning these healthy new recipes, you will have fun in the kitchen with family!
Get the most out of the rest of your summer by cultivating healthy habits in your family. This task might seem overwhelming, but here at Camp Pocono Trails we are there to help establish healthy and attainable goals for you and your family. By creating a supportive environment and making your family’s health a priority you’re instilling values that you all will carry throughout life.
Our Camp Pocono Trails Family Camp includes all the great activities and facilities that are offered through our summer programs. These great facilities and activities include our private lakefront, two heated outdoor pools, zipline, climbing center, sports, arts, drama, weight training and much more. The Family programs are designed to leave room for choice as families are able to sign up for activities throughout the day.
At Camp Pocono Trails, we help families create a backbone for a lifestyle that is both healthy and engaging. It is well known that if something isn’t fun, the odds of engaging in the task are slim. We give families the health and fitness tools to build on; but it is up to the family and the individuals to keep it up after weight loss camp is done. Here are some tips to remaining healthy long after you and your family leaves weight loss camp:
Getting the Family involved after Weight Loss Camp:
- Take a Walk: Build walking into your daily schedule.
- Have a Dance Night: Make it something that your children will look forward to. For example, create a disco night and invite the neighbors over to share in the fun. The kids can dress up and boogie down all while dancing their way to fitness.
- Make Household Chores a Game: This largely depends on the age of your children, but creating a game around simple cleaning tasks is a great opportunity to get them moving while helping out along the way. For instance, have your children save their toys from the lava (floor) by putting them safely into the toy box.
- Sneak Workouts into Other Activities: This is probably the easiest way to get small amounts of exercise into every day. For example, take the stairs instead of the escalator, pick up your kids from school by parking a few blocks away and walking to meet them, or park far away from the door at the super market or mall.
- Make TV commercials into Fitness Breaks: Invent fun names for basic exercises like princess crunches, or superhero push-ups. Commercials last about 12 minutes per hour, so try to maximize that time by creating short little routines that will benefit the whole family.
- Weekly Activity Night: The activities that you choose should reflect your children’s age and skill level. Don’t choose an activity that is too challenging or not challenging enough. There is no need for unnecessary frustration. For younger children, consider creating a game where they act out the specific actions of an animal, or a relatively simple obstacle course. For older children, have them participate in an activity that requires more hand eye coordination and dexterity.
- Get Fit While Giving Back: Choose (or have your child choose) a cause that resonates with the family. Select from causes that have events in your area and that welcome children. For inspiration, check out some of these charities; Breast Cancer, Metal Illness or Leukemia & Lymphoma.
- Have Fun with Yard Work: In the Spring/Summer, have your children help you with planting and watering flowers. As the cooler months move in, have them help with raking the leaves and shoveling snow. Remember to make these activities a game, not a chore. For example, have fun getting messy in the dirt, jump in big piles of leaves and make snow angels. Play outdoors whenever possible.
Just a few tweaks to your family’s current routine and everyone will be on their way to the healthiest versions of themselves. Remember the health guidelines provided in our Family Camp and make them work for your family. Each family is unique and should structure their fitness activities according to a schedule that works best for them. Get everyone involved and create a schedule that is unique to your family!