Camp Shane Wisconsin – CLOSED

Camp Shane Wisconsin – CLOSED

Weight Loss Camp for Ages 7 - 17

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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 Weight Loss Camp in Wisconsin

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.

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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 campers 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

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

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Cooking
  • Theatre
  • Computers
  • And more

Every day at Camp Shane Wisconsin will include a variety of the above exercise and non-fitness activities.


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 45 minutes from Milwaukee or just over an hour away from central Chicago. Campers traveling by car will come via nearby Interstate 94, while air travelers may fly into Milwaukee or Chicago. Transportation from these airports is not included in the price.

Pricing & 2020 Schedule

Camp Shane Wisconsin 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 $400)
  • Triple session (6 weeks): $8,695 (save $1,300)

A weekly extension is available for campers who wish to extend their stay, priced at $1,627 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 Wisconsin 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 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. Campers and families looking for a weight loss camp in the Midwest should consider Camp Shane Wisconsin.

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