Camp Pocono Trails, a Weight-loss Summer Camp, Tackles Fitness With a Pre-Season Warm-Up for Aspiring Linemen
REEDERS, Pa., June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The most well-known weight-loss camp in the country, Camp Pocono Trails, is now offering a team sports program within the camp curriculum for boys 7-19 to help them individually prepare for the upcoming football season.
Zach Sparber, the lineman head coach, a former New Jersey All-State Lineman, previously played for the nationally ranked Bergen Catholic High School football team. Currently, he is continuing his football career at Brown University of the Ivy League. Zach is the son of Camp Pocono Trails' founder, Tony Sparber.
Zach, who was raised in the lifestyle of the camp's unique environment -- a 24-hour-a-day health and motivational mentality -- knows firsthand how important a structured fitness regimen can be to improving ones athletic performance on the gridiron.
Many of the teenage boys that attend Camp Pocono Trails already have the physical stature required for holding the line in the trenches, making them natural candidates for this unheralded, yet crucial position that is the foundation of the nation's most popular and televised team sport.
Camp Pocono Trails' primary mission is to build self-esteem and help stem the epidemic tide of obesity facing our nation's overweight youth, while providing a solid foundation and environment for establishing life-long friendships. The camp provides an atmosphere where losing weight and having fun are both integral parts of the camp experience.
The Linemen's Clinic is expanding this summer after positive feedback from the players in its inaugural season last year. Under the guidance of the coaching staff made up of collegiate linemen, the kids will spend 12-15 hours per week working on health, game-conditioning, football technique, and various forms of strength training.
"The main goal of our Linemen's program is to get the boys in the best physical shape of their young lives so that they will be prepared for the rigors and physical/mental stress of the upcoming football season, which begins shortly after our camp ends," says Tony Sparber. "Upon returning home, the participants will have a leg up on the competition and be in their best athletic form for team tryouts and two-a-days run by all levels of organized team football."
Approximately 25 campers have already pre-enrolled in the clinic, which is available at no extra cost. All that is required of participants is a pair of football cleats. The camp provides all other equipment as needed.
Camp Pocono Trails is ACA* accredited and located on 350 private lakeside acres in Reeders, PA (approximately 100 miles from Manhattan and Philadelphia).
Camp Pocono Trails in Reeders, Pennsylvania, is situated on 350 private acres with a lake and separate swimming pools for boys and girls. The camp provides an environment where both losing weight and having fun are integral parts of the summer camp experience. Kids build self-esteem and life-long friendships.
Camp Pocono Trails' Linemen Clinic is for boys ages 7-19 who plan on playing all levels of organized team football. Under the guidance of collegiate linemen, participants will spend 12-15 hours per week working on health, game-conditioning, football technique, and various forms of strength training. Upon returning home, the boys will have a leg up on the competition and be in their best athletic form for team tryouts and two-a-days.
About Camp Pocono Trails:
Tony Sparber is the founder/owner of the ACA Accredited Camp Pocono Trails in Reeders, PA. Camp Pocono Trails is designed to provide the most comprehensive summer weight-loss program for pre-teens and teenagers in the country. Camp Pocono Trails has been featured on two MTV documentaries, "Fat Camp" and "Return to Fat Camp," as well as on Ruby, Good Morning America, Dr. Phil, The Today Show, and in the pages of People Magazine, and The New York Times, among others. For additional information call 1-800-365-0556 or visit http://www.newimagecamp.com.
*ACA accreditation ensures that the camp has regular, independent safety audits that go beyond regulations in most states. To be accredited, camps must first comply with up to 26 mandatory prerequisite health and safety standards and must demonstrate substantial compliance with up to forty additional standards in ten operational areas. ACA standards cover all aspects of camp operation, including: programming, personnel, health care, management practices, site/food service, and transportation.
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