2538 Total Pounds Lost
– 8 week average: 31 pounds
– 4 week average: 17 pounds
Average Number Of Inches Lost Per Camper:
Necks: 1.1 inches
Upperarms: 0.8 inches
Chests: 2.7 inches
Waists: 3.9 inches
Hips: 2.8 inches
Thighs: 2.3 inches
Calves: 0.6 inches
Total: 14.3 inches
1641 Inches Lost Total (About 137 feet)
Lost 9 Hours and 27 Minutes Of Mile Times (One camper broke our record and ran a 6:15 mile!)
Average Starting Time: 16:00
Average Finishing Time: 11:03
- 49 campers with acanthosis nigricans (warning sign of Type 2 Diabetes)
- 28 cases have disappeared, 21 have faded
- All campers blood pressure improved
- 2 campers learned to swallow pills
- 1 camper learned how to give his own daily injection of medication
- 10 kids quit wetting the bed and 4 improved
- 10 campers learned to ride a bike
- 1 camper learned how to swim
- 1 camper learned to tie his shoes
- Out of 166 camper spots, 49 campers had previously participated in self-harm. Every camper developed healthier coping skills and began the process of asking for what they need (Historically we know that 5% of our camp population have attempted suicide before camp, but NONE have attempted since going through Camp Jump Start!)
- On a survey of life-happiness, all campers improved on the scale and all campers like themselves better than before camp
- Females and males received instruction on breast exams
- Males received instruction on testicular exams
- Every camper left with a nutritional guide, an exercise program and self-efficacy skills.
- All campers voiced more confidence and had better self-esteem
- All campers were able to list 2 trusted adults that they can ask for help
- All campers were able to list new coping techniques they can use in place of over-eating
- Every camper has access to a year-long follow-up program including conference calls.
- PBS filmed a documentary at camp
In partnership with St. Louis University, campers participated in these sessions:
Family Issues for Divorced / Separated Families
Loss Of A Loved
- MTV continues to air the Camp Jump Start “MADE” episode throughout the world.
- Camp Jump Start’s data compilation is being prepared by Washington University School of Medicine.
- Nineteen student interns have studied under our health professionals.
- Jean Huelsing RN was nominated for an award with Missouri Foundation for Health.
- Living Well Foundation was nominated for a Better Business Bureau Torch Award.
- Living Well Foundation was nominated for St. Louis Business Journal’s Healthiest Employer Award.
- PBS Documentary “Weighed Down – Finding Hope for Childhood Obesity” filmed at Camp Jump Start summer of 2016 aired nationally.