Camp Pocono Trails (CPT) is a weight loss camp in Pennsylvania sponsored by New Image Camps. This camp is designed for kids and teens, ages 7-17, to achieve weight-loss results from fitness activities and nutrition programs. Pocono Trails promotes that the camp is known for results, but also for the fun experience campers will have.
Campers stay in cabins at Camp Pocono Trails. The cabins are separated by age, gender, and length of stay. Each cabin has 6-8 campers with a camp counselor. All beds in the cabins are single beds that are not bunked. These cabins are cleaned regularly by housekeeping.
Showers and bathrooms are located inside the cabins so campers do not have to leave their cabins to use these facilities.
Fitness is an integral part at Camp Pocono Trails but according to CPT, so is fun. They promote that fitness activities are geared to be adventures mixed with fitness. Kids get to pick five activities per day to partake in. In addition to these five activities, there are free times during the day in which kids get to use all the facilities.
There are 42 fitness activities that campers can choose from that relate to five categories: water sports, athletics, calisthenics and fitness, and adventure trails and special outings. All activities are grouped by age, and most are grouped by gender. During the day almost all activities are grouped by gender; however, at night the activities are co-ed.
Camp Pocono Trails has an on-site registered dietitian and fitness trainer. The nutrition provided at CPT is based on 2 sources: My Plate Guidelines from the USDA and Exchange List for Weight Management form the National Institutes for Health.
The goal at CPT is to teach kids how to eat right foods so they are empowered to do it on their own. The foods eaten are whole, natural foods—eliminating as many processed foods as possible.
Just like the dorms, the calories per meals are separated by gender and age. The typical calories consumed daily range from 1,600 to 1,700. Because a limited-calorie menu is paired with daily fitness and activities, campers are designed to lose 3-5 pounds per week depending on how much extra weight the camper has to lose.
Each day campers will receive three meals and two small snacks. These meals are built to be high in vitamins and nutrition. In addition to the regular menus, kids are able to follow kosher or vegetarian menus if needed.
Camp Pocono Trials has a separate swimming pool for boys and girls. These pools are heated and overlook the lake, Lake Akiba.
Safety is a priority at CPT. Onsite there is 24-hour security and medical staff. The staff to camper ratio is 1:4 in order to keep kids safe while providing needed attention. In addition to safety being a priority at CPT, the camp is also accredited as an American Camp Association. This accreditation shows Pocono Trails’ dedication to provide a safe and nurturing camp environment.
In addition to the kids camp, there are family, moms and young adult options at CPT. The family option allows families to do the same activities as the kids camp, but together as a group. The moms camp is for mothers who are looking to get in shape. Similar to the kids camp the young adults camp is for those 18-25 who are looking to lose weight and get healthier.
Camp Pocono Trails is located nestled in the Pocono Mountains near Reeders, Pennsylvania, just 90 minutes outside Philadelphia and New York City. It has over 350 acres of land and a private lake on property.
Campers traveling to CPT from west of the Mississippi River are offered free airfare to the camp with a minimum 4-week stay.
Pricing & 2023 Schedule
Camp Pocono Trails costs between $1,655 and $1,995 per week, depending on the length-of-stay. The longer a camper stays at CPT, the lower the price-per-week.
For 2023, Camp Pocono Trails operates between June 25 and August 12, with options as short as two weeks, or as long as the entire duration. The full 2023 schedule and rates are as follows:
Session 1: 6/25-8/12 (7 weeks) – $11,590
Session 2: 6/25-8/5 (6 weeks) – $10,190
Session 3: 6/25-7/29 (5 weeks) – $9,090
Session 4: 6/25-7/22 (4 weeks) – $7,890
Session 5: 6/25-7/15 (3 weeks) – $6,590
Session 6: 7/23-8/12 (3 weeks) – $5,890
Session 7: 7/30-8/12 (2 weeks) – $3,990
Pricing at Camp Pocono Trails is all-inclusive, meaning camp activities, housing, and meals are included in the above pricing.
Camp Pocono Trails is a 2-7 week FitStay geared towards kids and teens in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. This FitStay uses physical activities and nutrition management to help kids lose weight. The camp has over 40 different activities and provides 5 scheduled times for activities during the day, as well as campers can use all the facilities in their free time.
Campers and their families looking for a weight loss camp in the north east United States with a wide variety of activities may wish to consider Camp Pocono Trails.