Weight Loss Camp for Teens - More than a Fat Camp | Camp Jump Start

A Whole Health Summer Camp for Kids Aged 9 through 17

***These are raw, untouched pictures of our campers before camp, immediately after camp and at least 5 years later showing their long-term results honestly.

A Whole Health Summer Camp for Kids Aged 9 through 17

***These are raw, untouched pictures of our campers before camp, immediately after camp and at least 5 years later showing their long-term results honestly.

A Whole Health Summer Camp for Kids Aged 9 through 17

***These are raw, untouched pictures of our campers before camp, immediately after camp and at least 5 years later showing their long-term results honestly.

A Whole Health Summer Camp for Kids Aged 9 through 17

***These are raw, untouched pictures of our campers before camp, immediately after camp and at least 5 years later showing their long-term results honestly.

A Whole Health Summer Camp for Kids Aged 9 through 17

***These are raw, untouched pictures of our campers before camp, immediately after camp and at least 5 years later showing their long-term results honestly.

A Whole Health Summer Camp for Kids Aged 9 through 17

***These are raw, untouched pictures of our campers before camp, immediately after camp and at least 5 years later showing their long-term results honestly.

A Whole Health Summer Camp for Kids Aged 9 through 17

***These are raw, untouched pictures of our campers before camp, immediately after camp and at least 5 years later showing their long-term results honestly.

A Whole Health Summer Camp for Kids Aged 9 through 17

***These are raw, untouched pictures of our campers before camp, immediately after camp and at least 5 years later showing their long-term results honestly.

A Whole Health Summer Camp for Kids Aged 9 through 17

***These are raw, untouched pictures of our campers before camp, immediately after camp and at least 5 years later showing their long-term results honestly.

Whole Health Approach

Camp Jump Start is a whole health camp for kids. We address and transform the whole health of every camper – physically, emotionally and socially – bringing them improved health, happiness and hope for a better life and the skills to continue their success at home.

Founded by a Registered Nurse

Camp Jump Start weight loss camp for teens was founded in 2003 by registered nurse Jean Huelsing and her family. This camp has revolutionized weight loss camps for kids with health professional designed programs and licensed professionals teaching on-site.

Proven Success

Success of the children and families through Camp Jump Start weight loss camp for teens 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.

See the difference a summer can make!

Why Camp Jump Start

  • We are more than a weight loss camp. Our Whole Health approach addresses and transforms the whole health of every camper:
    • Physically – weight loss; physical fitness, strength and endurance
    • Emotionally – higher self-esteem, confidence and belief in themselves
    • Socially – being comfortable in groups and making new connections and friends for life
  • Our kids are successful. To date, all of our kids have achieved weight loss and accomplish results they never thought possible*.
  • Our tuition is affordable, fair and honest and the best value in the nation. We are the only not-for-profit camp of its kind. We are driven to help kids, not by a bottom-line.

      *Results may vary from camper to camper.

 

Weight Loss Camp for Teens

WHAT KIDS SAY ABOUT CAMP JUMP START

To me camp means a second chance at life. The friends I’ve made here have saved my life. I wouldn’t trade the experiences I have gotten here for anything. This place is my safe place; I can be my true self here and have no fear of judgment. What happens here inspires me every day to be thankful for the hard-working people in this world. Thank you for giving me my life back.

Samantha

Summer by the Numbers 2018

2870 Pounds Lost

Pounds lost by our Our Biggest Winner: 74 pounds in 8 weeks

1,724 Total Inches Lost (~144 ft)

Average of 16.1 total inches lost per camper

Necks: 1.0 inches
Hips: 3.2 inches
Upperarms: 1.0 inches
Thighs: 2.5 inches
Chests: 3.3 inches
Calves: 0.6 inches
Waists: 4.4 inches

Record number for amount lost around the belly—13 inches!

*Results vary from person to person

Dropped 9 Hours And 51 Minutes Off Mile Times

Average starting time: 15:39

Average finishing time: 10:59

Boys’ record broken for the mile run time—stands at 6:08

Girls’ record broken for the mile run time—stands at 7:03

All Campers' Blood Pressures Improved

44 Campers With Acanthosis Nigricans (pre-diabetic insulin resistance)

All have faded

25 have disappeared

On A Survey Of Life Happiness, All Campers Like Themselves Better Today Than Before Camp

All Campers Voiced More Confidence and Had Better Self-esteem

9 Campers Learned to Ride a Bike

1 Campers Learned to Swallow Pills

22 Campers Have Self-harmed Prior To Camp But Promise To Use Better Coping Strategies Now

All Campers Were Able To List 2 Trusted Adults Who They Could Ask For Help

All Campers Were Able To List New Coping Techniques They Can Use In Place Of Over-eating

* Results may vary from camper to camper.