Camp Shane Wisconsin

About Camp Shane Weight Loss Camp in Wisconsin 

Camp Shane operates five kids weight loss camps around the country. View all Camp Shane locations.

Camp Shane Wisconsin is a fitness summer camp for kids and teens located at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The camp offers fitness activities, nutrition classes, and cognitive behavioral therapy to help campers lose weight while still having fun. Camp Shane Wisconsin hopes to arm guests with the tools they need to maintain a healthy lifestyle and keep the weight off when they leave camp at the end of the program.

Camp Shane Wisconsin offers 2-week, 4-week, and 6-week stays with program start dates running June through July. Guests may also extend their stays weekly, at an additional cost; however, campers must enroll for at least two weeks.


Campers at Camp Shane Wisconsin can take advantage of the camp’s lakeshore views, the newly constructed dorms, and the multi-million dollar fitness center located at the college. Each dorm also includes a large lounge area for campers to get to know one another, as well as large grass fields for outdoor fitness activities.

Camp Shane’s Wisconsin campus also includes an Olympic indoor swimming pool, theatre for performance art activities, river trails for kayaking, and extensive outdoor hiking paths.


The fitness program at Camp Shane Wisconsin is centered on guests having fun and learning meaningful healthy lifestyle strategies. The focus at Camp Shane isn’t on how guests need to lose weight, but about how making the right choices can help them feel and live better.

Additionally, Camp Shane Wisconsin claims kids and teens see better weight loss results when they have fun and don’t even realize they’re exercising. Camp Shane Wisconsin also offers variety in their fitness activities, including:

  • Games
  • Swimming
  • Ropes Courses
  • Field trips
  • Camp Shane Color War
  • and more.

Camp Shane also offers less strenuous activities to campers in hopes to create life balance. These include:

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Cooking
  • Theatre
  • Computers
  • and more.


Nutrition at Camp Shane Wisconsin focuses on innovative, healthy cuisine. Meals are served either outside during cookouts or traditionally in the dining hall.  Food options include healthy versions of kid favorites like BBQ chicken, tacos, macaroni and cheese, and burgers. Combined with healthy ingredients and portion control, Camp Shane Wisconsin encourages campers to lose weight while still eating the foods they like.

Camp Shane Wisconsin also offers campers cooking classes, to teach them how to prepare healthy but appetizing food upon returning home after camp.


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

A feature of all Camp Shane locations, Camp Shane Wisconsin also includes cognitive behavioral therapy for campers. This is a proven weight loss strategy guided by professionals that teaches guests healthy strategies for permanent weight loss and specific strategies for maintained health when they return home. Each camper participates in three group therapy sessions per week.


Camp Shane Wisconsin is located on the shore of Lake Michigan at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin, only an hour away from Chicago. 


A two-week minimum all-inclusive stay at Camp Shane Wisconsin costs $3,210, with each additional week at $1,605. The longer campers stay at Camp Shane, the cheaper the weeks become. For example, a 4-week stay is $6,030, and a 6-week stay is $8,360. 


Camp Shane Wisconsin is a fitness camp for kids and teens under the age of 17 located on the shores of Lake Michigan in Kenosha, Wisconsin. During their 2-6 week stay, campers lodge in the newly updated facilities at Carthage College—and have access to their new multi-million dollar fitness center. With a structured fitness and nutrition routine, fun summer activities, and cognitive behavioral therapy, campers at Camp Shane Wisconsin are taught how to live a healthy lifestyle, and as a result, lose weight as a natural consequence of these better health choices.

Camp Shane Wisconsin Pros

  • Real results: Many campers and parents have said that they saw real weight loss results after staying at Camp Shane Wisconsin.
  • Fun: Because Camp Shane Wisconsin doesn’t focus on how campers need to lose weight and instead focuses on exciting fitness activity; campers lose weight without trying, because they’re just having fun.
  • Supportive Staff: Because staff members are trained to be supportive, many campers praise their counselors and teachers, and mention they make it easier to be away from home and their families.

Camp Shane Wisconsin Cons

  • Staff/Camper Ratio: Some parents of campers have commented that the camp lacks the staff/resources to keep up with the number of campers at the end of summer, leading to lack of supervision and a lack of basic amenities by their child’s last week of camp.

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