Camp Shane California – CLOSED

Camp Shane California – CLOSED

California 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 Shane California Weight Loss Camp

Camp Shane’s California location is located in Redlands, California, on the grounds of the University of Redlands accommodating children, teens and young adults. The goal of this summer camp is to provide a fun, safe environment for campers to lose weight. It offers campers a chance to make new friends, have fun, and make lasting lifestyle changes while losing weight.

Camp Shane California offers six periods of activities daily such as sports, swimming and water exercises, various fitness classes, arts and crafts, and option cognitive behavioral therapy. There are also group trips and evening activities like pool parties and theatrical events. Sessions are all-inclusive with chef-prepared, healthy meals.

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Campers live in University of Redlands dormitories, with two campers per room, a private dining area for Camp Shane participants, and air conditioning throughout campus. Outside of the dorm buildings, campers have access to professional grade sport facilities including tennis, softball, volleyball, and soccer, as well as a 20-lane swimming pool and an expansive fitness center.


Camp Shane California focuses on providing a wide variety of structured fitness activities that campers can choose from daily. The camp seeks to make exercise enjoyable, not dreaded. The camp incorporates traditional weight loss methods with a relaxed attitude. While the camp provides a long list of different activities, it focuses on swimming, using its multiple pools for campers to swim laps or just have fun with other campers.


Food is included in the session tuition cost. Campers enjoy three meals and two snacks, with menus accommodating all campers, regardless of dietary constraints or restrictions. Camp Shane makes it a point that their camp is not obsessed with dieting, but rather teaching campers to build a healthy relationship with good, nutritious food.

It’s co-owner, Ziporah Janowski, is a graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute in Manhattan and applies the principles of serving food that is health supportive, whole, fresh, local, seasonal, real and unprocessed to the Camp Shane menus across the country. Camp Shane California’s menu differs from those at other locations, but primarily includes fresh and local fruits and vegetables. Meals are prepared with little sugar or artificial ingredients, lean proteins, complex carbs and good fats.


In addition to the host of fitness activities Camp Shane California provides, it also offers the following exciting activities:

  • Horseback riding
  • Day trips to locations like Malibu Beach
  • Theater program
  • Cooking classes
  • Evening events like theme nights, dances and talent shows


Camp Shane California is located at the University of Redlands, California. The campus is located roughly one hour from downtown Los Angeles. Parent pickup and drop-off can be done at the camp or can be done at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

For campers traveling by plane, the preferred arrival and departure time is 1:00 pm but Camp Shane California permits any arrival or departure between 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. If you are a camper traveling from within the United States, Camp Shane California requests that reservations and travel arrangements are made through Tzell Travel Group.

International campers are not required to use Tzell Travel Group, but must contact Camp Shane California prior to booking to ensure travel arrangements are acceptable.

Pricing & 2020 Schedule

Camp Shane California costs $3,340 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): $3,340
  • Double session (4 weeks): $6,275 (save $530)
  • Triple session (6 weeks): $8,695 (save $1,325)

A weekly extension is available for campers who wish to extend their stay, priced at $1,670 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 California 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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Camp Shane California focuses on making exercise and weight loss fun. In addition to the daily activity periods, Camp Shane California offers group day trips and nighttime activities to encourage campers to make lifelong friends. Kids and families looking for a California weight loss camp should consider Camp Shane’s California location in Redlands.

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