I don't even know where to begin! About a week before the season started I went to look for a health and fitness camp for my son. Camp New Heights was at the top of every list and for good reason. I set up a call with the director Stephen Bean. He took his time telling me about the program and answering all of my questions as well as my son's questions. He was wonderful on the phone and even better in person. My son has a pretty serious anxiety disorder and I was concerned but Stephen and his staff were wonderful. They are well trained and do what is best for kids. When we arrived for drop off we met the team and they warmly welcomed our son to camp. He settled in and shoe-ed us off quickly. Every night we got an email about the day along with lots of pictures. If any issues or questions came up Stephen was quick to respond and even check in with campers. When we heard from our son on the first Saturday (kids get phones back Saturday-Sunday am) we learned how truely amazing camp is. He told us all about the sports he was playing and explained what he had learned in the nutrition class. Week two was just as incredible as week one. Our son came home today and is already talking about going back next summer. He hasn't stopped talking about the kids and all of his favorite counselors. He is talking about healthy lifestyle choices and happily noticed he had lost 9 pounds as an added benefit. The camp staff were incredibly communicative and responsive even when problems with peers came up. Our son joyfully told us how special Stephen is because, " he specially got chicken for my sandwich so I would have something to eat on our field trip. He got it JUST for me!" He felt that he was really understood and cared for. He also felt safe to try new sports with other kids working on similar goals. We are so fortunate to have found Camp New Heights and are so grateful to Stephen and his team.
Camp New Heights was a fantastic opportunity for my daughter. The program offered physical fitness training, nutritional education, academic prep for SAT and ACT and team building exercises. Upon returning home from camp, she is more motivated and disciplined. I would highly recommend this camp to parents who are looking for a program that develops the "whole child".
– Lesa Jones
My son attended Camp New Heights this summer and he didn't want to leave when we came to pick him up. My son really enjoyed the staff and the relationships he formed with them. At first, he said all the campers were nervous, but by the end of it he had made friendships that would last a lifetime. My son left camp changed, not just down 25 pounds, but with a whole new attitude toward food and healthy lifestyle.
– Emma Sanchez
My son attended Camp New Heights this summer, and loved it so much. It taught him about making healthy food choices, physical fitness, and how he could continue his journey upon returning home. My son attended all 6 weeks and was never bored, every 2 weeks he was able to change his classes and try something new. The counselors were very welcoming and loving, anytime I needed to communicate with them they answered my questions in a timely manner. My son continues to be very motivated on his journey of a healthy life style, that it has encouraged the whole family to join him. I would definitely send my son to Camp New Heights again.
– Ana Jaramillo
My son just got home from 6 weeks at this camp. He had a wonderful time. The counselors and kids really bonded and seemed to create a "family". There was so much positive energy there. My son has learned a lot about nutrition and exercise. He struggles with his weight and has food issues. I loved that their focus wasn't on how much he weighed/lost but on teaching proper nutrition and exposing him to activities and exercises that he can enjoy to encourage an active lifestyle. Communication was excellent. Every promise they made was kept. When I dropped him off he was upset and didn't want to stay. When I picked him up, he was upset and didn't want to leave! And we have already heard from a couple of counselors checking in on him!!! I can't say enough about this camp! I strongly recommend it!!
– Beth Hess
My two daughters (10 and 16) spent 2 weeks at Camp New Heights this past summer and they had a wonderful experience. My daughters were a little nervous going in, but within hours of arrival they were having a blast and at the end they didn't want to leave. The program was adapted and customized to meet their needs. The girls got to experience a plethora of new activities and were exposed to an abundant amount of information about nutrition, physiology, and life skills to bring home with them. Both girls loved their classes, counselors, and especially the weekend excursions. The camping excursion was such a great experience for the girls to get out and have a wonderfully structured outdoor adventure like they never had before. The camp was such a great experience that we intend on sending both girls back next summer. My daughters went from being skeptical about attending to begging us to stay longer and return next summer. I would recommend this camp to all parents, the experience is multifaceted and offers so many opportunities for kids to grow and thrive at camp and after returning home.
Most importantly my daughters self esteem went up tremendously after the camp, they even seemed to be happier, more active and more open to physical activities after the camp comparing their lifestyle before. It's like they now stay active with intention and deeper understanding how important it is. It's a healthy life style lesson that they had though fun and group of people that made it feel like a family.
My family and I want you to know how much we appreciate the way you have developed your CNH program and convey strong caring character when running your program. My son attended your program the summer of 2019 for 4 weeks. Once he returned we asked him, "How did you like it?"...he stated one word "AWESOME" and immediately followed with "I want to do it next year. " We all experience his great motivation, his knowledge of good eating practices, and understanding workout regiments.
Great staff, great activities, great practices on their SATs and just building memories and new friends. Thank you all staff members at Camp New Heights. Oh yeah, great daily pictures emailed to parents of the campers' great times and activities.
"My daughter Lieal is 15. She flew International to attend a 3-week weight loss program at Camp New Heights. She can't stop raving about her experience. I couldn't believe a 3 week can make such an impact. Her confidence level went up, she gets up in the morning and works out, socializes easily, barely on her phone (huge accomplishment) , she is more focused and determined. She made friends at the camp and keeps talking to them after she is back. The staff is very accommodating, Especially Stephen the program director was very responsive to every email, question, Whatsapp I sent and went out his way to do the required covid test for her before her flight back. I felt that my daughter is surrounded by a family-like community and we're very pleased we decided to send her there. I'll send both my daughters next year. I highly recommend to every parent who is looking to change there kids life for better."
"Camp New Heights was an amazing experience for my daughter. Days were full of exciting activities that she had never experienced before. She came home more confident and 15lbs lighter! The staff was wonderful as well. Thank you for helping kids get healthy and strong, it is very important work."
"Our twin boys loved Camp New Heights! They are 13 years old and, each, at varying fitness levels. One is VERY athletic, the other moderately athletic. They had fun, learned a lot, and made great friends. They returned home more respectful in helping around the house and showing more initiative less interested in being online, initiating active games from ping pong to basketball to weightlifting in the morning and going on hikes. They also seem to be more connected together as brothers! They came back from the camp not only in better health physically but also in their orientation to family life and each other, showing some admirable capacity as teen boys!"
"Camp New Heights is truly amazing! The program allows teens to grow physically as well as mentally. Kids become more confident in their abilities because of the no-judgment environment, come as you are leave a better you. This camp is focused on teen empowerment by teaching them to strive to be better without lecturing or extreme motivational techniques. They just let kids be kids in a very supportive and mentoring environment, the result is a stronger kid who is confident in his/her own abilities."