What Parents Say
Feedback from campers' parents.
She is doing amazing.She just went to our doctor for a checkup and is hanging around 65 lbs of loss.Her hair, skin and aura has crazy improved!!!She is glowing and the entire family (and friends) have noticed. She took the semester off of college and I told her that was ok for the short term.She is even looking in to health and fitness as a career...who knows ???I guess we look at this as a time to just focus on her and being able to control her health now she is home.I was afraid school would push her backward d/t all the pressure. I catch her educating her brother and friends on how to eat and it so amazing.I am so thankful for your program, it saved my daughters life.Her depression, low self esteem and poor decision making had me extremely concerned. I didn't know where to turn to help her. With your camp she finally has the skills to be in control of her body....and mind.I'm trying very hard to send her again next year and received the email on discounts for early booking.I will talk with the grandparents to see if they can help as well to get her there.Again, thank you.I absolutely loved coming out there for the weekend.I learned how tough the camp was but so rewarding and fun.The kids really do support one another.I think I cried at least 3 times when I was there...probably more!Let me know if you need anything else.
Sincerely and grateful...Dee
Our family highly recommends this program. Our daughter made a complete transformation, not just physically, but mentally as well. She has embraced what she learned at camp and is continuing to apply it daily. I was concerned that as soon as she left she would go back to her previous bad habits, I was wrong. We are so thrilled and she is smiling constantly for the first time in a long while.
I have so much to say about my daughter's (age 14) camp experience at Empowered Wellness (here's the short version). It was the most amazing, life changing experience she has ever had. I feel incredibly grateful for the privilege of being able to give her this opportunity-all the counselors and kids who have supported and encouraged her the last 30 days were AMAZING! She begged to stay 2 more weeks, which was a surprise because she didn't even want to go for ONE-haha. She got to be a tech free kid, averaged 20k steps per day PLAYING outdoors (not working out) and enjoyed fresh whole foods while detoxing off processed foods and sugar.I can't tell you what it felt like to see a child who the world has beat up, torn down, and confused the heck out of her about what she is actually supposed to eat-finally be FREE. Though she did have a dramatic loss of weight, I would pay all I could afford for the SMILE she gave me when I picked her up from camp. She got to have a summer living next to the beach in a protected bubble of joy, praise, love, support, and happiness. From the moment I saw her she was radiating confidence and health.I didn't know what to expect when we dropped her off, it was a brand new camp with no reviews online, so I'm taking the time to write from the heart to inspire other parents to give the amazing gift ofEmpowered Wellness to their children. Eliza Kingsford is hands down the most genuine, caring, honest educator I have ever met. I have personally been through my share of weight loss philosophies, and every word the woman spoke at the parents seminar spoke truth to my core. Having never ever sent a child to camp before, I would rank myself as a bit of a control freak mom (haha) but Eliza (and her staff)eased me through the process-had I had truly understood what would be waiting for me at the end I would have trusted the process so much more. If it tells you anything, we are actually preparing to save up now so that our daughter (at any size) may return next summer. The friends she made will be with her for a lifetime-it was so hard to see them say goodbye. I can't speak highly enough about this program- it is truly FIVE STARS THANK YOU Empowered Wellness for giving me a happy, healthy, young lady back. I will forever be grateful to all of you
This was an amazing experience for my son and a new start for our whole family! The EmpoweredWellness team is obviously passionate about the wonderful work they are doing. Such a positive atmosphere and a refreshing approach to wellness. Thank you!!
Our 12 year old was one of the youngest this summer, but she is turning into one of the strongest-in mind, body and spirit. We brought her for a two week trial and she has chosen to stay for a seven week immersive experience. Highly recommend this program!
Empowered Wellness is an amazing camp designed to boost self esteem, help with eating properly and promote healthy exercise and how to be healthy for life. My daughter made many friends and she gained memories she will have for life. She lost weight, and is proud of herself. The counselors were amazing!
Anonymous responses to our after-camp survey of parents. We requested feedback on enrollment, registration, the camp experience and what happened after camp ended.
From the outset, the team were there for us. Nothing was ever a problem. The distance from England was not an issue. We would recommend that anyone considering sending there treasured children or indeed intending to book themselves - Do it. You will not look back. The team are there for everyone from the first point of contact to the weight falling off and then still available once home.
One thing that's better here is choice - advise - information - 24/7 activities and great information and transparent tuition.
All my questions were answered timely and we were a last minute add on! I thought the checklist was very helpful and it kept me on track of what I needed to get completed for my daughter.
Jess [Empowered Wellness Admissions Director]! Always available and happy to answer questions with good, helpful answers.
Straightforward and transparent.
We were naturally worried about sending our son from England but his desire to lose weight, get fit, be educated and tutored in the process but we need not have been. The initial contact and warm welcome confirmed that he was in safe hands. What's more, our son was delighted with his response from the first point of contact.
We felt that our son was in good hands from the outset. Great correspondence, great passage of information and a genuine passion for all the wellbeing of all the children/ young adults.
After speaking with staff I knew she was in a good place. The area of the camp was in a great location and the website looked professional and organized.
The experience and expertise of the core staff gave me a good feel for the camp experience awaiting my daughter.
I felt confident he would be well looked after.
Remind parents weekly to release their own guilt of “sending their child away” for the summer and reinforce that this is the best life changing decision for all.
The transition home was perfect in our opinion. We know that any help and advise is only a call or keypad away.
I think you have the transition home covered! Cookbook was very useful for example.
Great variety of activities.
Post camp communication here is better than the other summer camp my child went to.
You never gave up on my daughter!
Since returning from camp, he is super motivated, super confident, super knowledgeable and he has lost so much weight. He has kept up the knowledge and training and attends the gym everyday. The weight has stayed off and he is still losing weight. Could not be prouder of him.
She came home from camp with unbelievably positive attitude of control over herself. Making better social decisions, holding a job, dating, being more respectful toward her parents.
[My daughter] has reverted back to a lot of her old lifestyle choices. But she learned a lot at camp and I believe when she's ready she will emulate that lifestyle.
More positive attitude towards schoolwork, exercise and food.
Our son loves every second he has been privileged to be part of your journey to date. He cannot wait until next camp. He is rounding up new campers and fully integrating with all his friends from camp.