Child obesity is a growing problem in Ireland. There are currently 100,000 obese children in the country and 300,000 classed as overweight. One in ten 5-12 year olds is overweight and a further one in ten is obese while one in ten of all teenagers is also considered obese. If these figures continue at this rate over half the adult population will be obese by 2030. To address this problem, families need to work together and change their habits as a unit. Our Parent & child camp has been set up to combat the problem.
The camp is open to anyone with children from the ages of 4 years to 17 years of age. All children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult. This weeklong/weekend course will concentrate on changing your families approach to exercise and nutrition in a fun and educational way, which will stay with you long after you leave the camp.
Parents will share the learning experience with their child while on camp in our nutrition workshops, fun activities and during meal times. You will also spend time with other like-minded parents learning how to break some difficult habits in our cognitive behavioural therapy workshops, grocery shopping & portion control advice. The group will discover lifestyle changes that can make a real difference to your childrens lives and that can be easily implemented in the home. On top of all this you will make great friends with peers who share the same everyday challenges.
Children will take part in a range activities and exercise sessions so that they can see that being active can be fun, while learning together with their parents how to make permanent and positive lifestyle changes in our encouraging and supportive environment. Like all kids camps, the focus will be on fun and activity and making friends.
We will introduce campers to a healthy and nutritious menu, teaching you how to get the right balance of key food groups with every meal. The menu is tailored for children and adults alike. Healthy meals combined with our fun fitness sessions will enable you and your child transition from initial immediate weight loss to long term weight management skills.
Our camp will interrupt and make massive improvements to the lifestyle patterns & eating habits, movement, behaviour & long term thinking of your family. You will be able to take realistic and acheivable steps with our HealthSmart family plan so that you don’t fall back into old habits. It will kickstart your families new healthy lifestyle and you all return home happy, confident and motivated, and armed with the tools for long term success.
The camp will educate your family on achievable goals, building confidence and learning that healthy living doesn’t have to be boring, making it easier to continue with your new active & healthy lifestyle when you return home.
And it doesn’t stop there…
When you leave camp, our expert team will be right there with you, guiding you with your on going weight loss, through our monthly catch up sessions and a state of the art online system.
This investment in your families health will last a lifetime
We look forward to welcoming you to a life changing family holiday with us that will change your life forever.