Camp Jump Start was founded in 2003 by Jean Huelsing RN and her family. This camp revolutionized weight loss camps for kids with health professional designed programs and licensed professionals teaching on-site. The program is holistic addressing the individual needs of each child. Success of these children and families is well documented in consumer magazines and scientific articles, recognized by letters of support from institutions such as the National Institutes of Health and Washington University School of Medicine and award winning as a "best practice" by the Cooper Institute and at a national congress in Washington DC by the National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality. Camp Jump Start is positioned as experts in the field for the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity. Yet, Camp Jump Start is so much more than a weight loss camp---it is the original health camp for kids healing minds, bodies and spirits.