Spa camp starts with manicures, Newsweek reports. Then the girls move on to scrubbing technique.
“Who knows why it’s important to moisturize after we exfoliate?” asks the counselor. “Um, ’cause the skin’s all open and stuff?” says Hannah Vandeventer, 12. “Right. Girls, rub in the cream.”
Instead of roughing it in the wilds, some summer campers are learning to luxuriate.
The adult resort Canyon Ranch now offers a Pilates-and-massage camp in Pennsylvania for teens, while Washington state’s Wolf Camp boasts a herbal-medicine-and-spa program. Of the estimated 10,000 overnight or day camps, more and more are offering specialty programs like stuntman school and fashion design to an increasingly sophisticated kid demographic.
Sophisticated or spoiled?
The southern California spa camp costs $1,400 a week, which includes yoga and etiquette.
The New York Times has a story on “fat camps” for overweight kids.