Camp Shane Arizona – CLOSED

Camp Shane Arizona – CLOSED

Weight Loss Kids Camp

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All Camp Shane locations are closed. Since 1968, Camp Shane has been the nation’s leading chain of weight loss camps for kids. Read more about What Happened to Camp Shane.

About Camp Shane Arizona

Camp Shane Arizona is a summer camp designed for boys aged 7-19 and girls aged 7-17 in Mayer, Arizona. The main focus of this camp is to make weight loss for overweight children and teens manageable, fun, and sustainable over the course of their two- to six-week stay.

The program at Camp Shane Arizona is divided into three two-week sessions, of which parents may choose to send their child to one, two, or all three. During these sessions, children and teens participate in both indoor and outdoor activities, partake in nutritional cuisine prepared by on-site chefs and guided by a dietitian, and enjoy activities such as arts and crafts, social events, theater performances, and more.

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Campers at Camp Shane Arizona stay at the Orme Boarding School in Mayer, Arizona, in on-site cabins and dorms. Adult counselors sleep in the same cabins/dorms as campers to ensure 24/7 supervision and safety. The campus of the Orme School includes 300 acres of lawns gardens, mesas, and mountains, which campers will get to enjoy.


Camp Shane Arizona offers a wide variety of physical activities to make weight loss more enjoyable for young children and teens. They emphasize that their program is structured around fun rather than a strict, rigorous fitness program. The camp offers the use of an indoor gym and several outdoor spaces for an assortment of activities including:

  • Sports (volleyball, soccer, football, basketball, archery, tennis)
  • Forest Hikes
  • Desert Runs
  • Pool Swimming
  • Weight Training
  • Stretching Classes
  • Yoga Classes

Campers will get to participate in a variety of these exercise activities every day at the program.


Camp Shane Arizona offers a healthy cuisine and nutritional education to help its children and teen guests both to lose weight and to keep weight off after their stay. The camp has an on-site registered dietitian who guides the food production and service at the camp, as well as educates guests on the benefits and importance of eating healthy.

Campers are served three meals and two snacks daily. The camp’s menu includes primarily fresh fruits and vegetables and meals cooked from scratch with minimal sugar and artificial ingredients. These meals include high amounts of lean protein, complex carbohydrates, and healthy fats to keep guests satisfied while losing weight. The camp can also accommodate vegetarian diets, kosher diets, and campers with food allergies.

After each camper’s stay, his or her parents are provided with the “Camp Shane at Home Booklet,” which offers valuable information on nutrition, cooking, and fitness with the intention of helping parents to help their children keep weight off after they depart from the camp.


In addition to their fitness activities and nutritional offerings, Camp Shane Arizona provides the opportunity for campers to engage socially and participate in a variety of different activities to complement their weight loss activities. These include:

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Evening Social Events
  • Theater Performances
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outdoor Day Trips

Camp Shane Arizona also offers Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) overseen by an on-site psychologist designed to help campers overcome mental barriers that often obstruct healthy living and change. The CBT program at Camp Shane is offered for a $30 to $45 weekly fee.


Camp Shane Arizona is located at the Orme School in Mayer, Arizona, about a 1-hour drive north of Phoenix, Arizona. Those arriving at Sky Harbor Airport can arrive via rental car or shuttle ($75+ one-way).

Pricing & 2020 Schedule

Camp Shane Arizona costs $2,675 for a two-week session. The camp offers three two-week sessions throughout the summer, and campers may choose to stay for one, two, or all three sessions, with discounts available for longer stays:

  • Single session (2 weeks): $2,675
  • Double session (4 weeks): $4,975 (save $340)
  • Triple session (6 weeks): $7,000 (save $965)

A weekly extension is available for campers who wish to extend their stay, priced at $1,337 per week.

The all-inclusive price includes all food, activities, and on-campus housing during a camper’s stay. Transportation during the camp is provided, but transportation to and from Camp Shane is not included.

For summer 2020, Camp Shane Arizona is open between June 7 and July 19. Specific session dates are as follows:

  • Session 1: June 7 – June 21, 2020
  • Session 2: June 21 – July 5, 2020
  • Session 3: July 5 – July 19, 2020
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The Arizona location of Camp Shane focuses on making fitness and nutrition fun and sustainable for two, four, or six weeks during the summer. Parents, kids, and teens looking for a weight loss summer camp in the Southwest United States with a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities should consider Camp Shane Arizona.

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