Welcome to Wellspring Academies
Wellspring Academies are residential weight loss schools for overweight children, teens and young adults ages 11 – 25, and are among the world's most effective programs for weight loss. At our campus in California, Wellspring students benefit from weight loss outcomes that are among the best documented for any non-surgical weight loss program. Wellspring Academies have helped hundreds of students transform their bodies and their lives.
Students reside on campus and learn to live a healthy lifestyle, while continuing their middle school, high school, or college education. Enrollment is ongoing throughout the year, with many students choosing to enroll mid-semester. Summer Session at Wellspring Academy of California is also available.
Our Middle School and High School program welcomes students ages 11-18. Our unique College Programallows young men and women ages 18-25 to pursue college credits in our Academic Program or focus solely on weight loss in our Adventure Program.
The Wellspring Plan
Wellspring is a clinically-proven weight loss treatment program that trains students to transform their bodies and change the way they think about diet and activity. Students at Wellspring Academies (formerly Academy of the Sierras) learn and live the Wellspring Plan, a proven scientific approach to weight loss and long-term weight control. Wellspring promotes a healthy lifestyle with simple, scientific, and sustainable behavioral changes:
- Eat a low-fat diet
- Take at least 10,000 steps per day
- Self-monitor food and activity
And because the Wellspring Plan includes comprehensive behavioral therapy and training in stress management and frustration tolerance-skills, students return home happier, healthier, and more confident in all areas of their lives.
Don't wait to make a change. Wellspring can help.
In addition to our weight loss boarding schools, Wellspring has summer weight loss programs for kids, young adults, families, and adult women:
- Summer fitness and weight loss camps, Ages 8–24 — Wellspring Camps
- Family fitness vacations for families with children ages 5-15 – Wellspring Family Camp
- Weight loss vacations for adult women, Ages 25–65+ — Wellspring Women’s Program