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[[DrillSergeantNasty Drill Sergeant Nasties]] are everywhere, pushing the kids to their limit. The children constantly have to run up hills and the food is so scarce it could starve the kids to death, provided that they don't sneak candy into their rooms.

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[[DrillSergeantNasty Drill Sergeant Nasties]] are everywhere, pushing the kids to their limit. The children constantly have to run up hills and the food is so scarce it could starve if not so unpalatable that the kids outright refuse to death, provided that they don't sneak eat it and often try cheating with candy into their rooms.
and junk food.

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** Unlike in many other examples, the counsellors are upbeat, friendly, and try their best to help the children lose weight, and feel that they’ve failed them when [[spoiler: Cartman’s scheme stops the children from losing any weight.]]


** An adult example is ''Series/TheBiggestLoser''.



* An adult example is ''Series/TheBiggestLoser''.
* Monica Geller on ''Series/Friends'' attended fat camp as a child but didn't seem to be very effective as she was overweight well into her teen years. She's quite thin as an adult though.
* On ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', Daphne visited one of these off-screen. In RealLife Jane Leeves was on pregnancy leave.

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* An adult example is ''Series/TheBiggestLoser''.
* Monica Geller on ''Series/Friends'' ''Series/{{Friends}}'' attended fat camp as a child but didn't seem to be very effective as she was overweight well into her teen years. She's quite thin as an adult though.
Apparently one incident at the camp involved her getting caught in the fence while trying to reach a squirrel. Monica claims she was trying to free it from the wires, Ross claims she was trying to ''eat'' it. She eventually decided to lose weight on her own, without the aid of the camp, after overhearing Chandler insulting her appearance behind her back.
* On ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', Daphne visited one of these off-screen. In RealLife Jane Leeves was on pregnancy leave.leave which led to a cute in-joke when Niles reported back that she'd lost 9lbs and 12 ounces, the weight of Leeves' baby.

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* Inverted in one ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' arc. Sally attended "Beanbag Camp" where kids sit on beanbag chairs, eat junk food and watch TV all day. Sally comes back having put on weight.
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* The graphic novel ''Dead Weight'' from OniPress takes place at one of these. The title is a PunnyName foreshadowing: The plot revolves around the murder of one of the camp's counselors.


* ''[[ComicBook/RobinSeries]]'': The first Tim used his Alvin identity was to attend a Ninja Summer camp he thinks is behind some recent criminal activity in Gotham. While there he meets and befriends a kid who states he's only there because otherwise his parents were going to send him to a Fat Camp and Ninja Camp at least sounded cool.

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* ''[[ComicBook/RobinSeries]]'': ''[[ComicBook/RobinSeries Robin]]'': The first Tim used his Alvin identity was to attend a Ninja Summer camp he thinks is behind some recent criminal activity in Gotham. While there he meets and befriends a kid who states he's only there because otherwise his parents were going to send him to a Fat Camp and Ninja Camp at least sounded cool.

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* ''[[ComicBook/RobinSeries]]'': The first Tim used his Alvin identity was to attend a Ninja Summer camp he thinks is behind some recent criminal activity in Gotham. While there he meets and befriends a kid who states he's only there because otherwise his parents were going to send him to a Fat Camp and Ninja Camp at least sounded cool.


-> '''Mr. Prince''': We'll see you when you get back from image enhancement camp.
-> '''Martin Prince''': Spare me your euphemisms! It's fat camp, for Daddy's chubby little secret!
-> '''Mr. Prince''': You promised you wouldn't make a scene.

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-> '''Mr. Prince''': ->'''Mr. Prince:''' We'll see you when you get back from image enhancement camp.
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'''Martin Prince''': Prince:''' Spare me your euphemisms! It's fat camp, for Daddy's chubby little secret!
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'''Mr. Prince''': Prince:''' You promised you wouldn't make a scene.


This is not true of real fat camps of course, which always use positive reinforcement, and attempt to teach the children healthy eating habits, instead of starving them. Thanks to Political Correctness they are now called Fitness and Weight Loss Camps, and now also allow teens and adults to attend.

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This is not true of real fat camps of course, which always use positive reinforcement, and attempt to teach the children healthy eating habits, instead of starving them. Thanks to Political Correctness they are now called Fitness and Camps or Weight Loss Camps, and now also allow teens and adults to attend.



* ''Film/FatCamp''. No, Fitness Camp!

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* ''Film/FatCamp''. No, [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad No]], [[RunningGag Fitness Camp! Camp]]!

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* ''Film/FatCamp''. No, Fitness Camp!


* One of the short stories in E.L. Konigsburg's ''Altogether, One At A Time'' is about a girl who's sent to fat camp.

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* One of the short stories in E.L. Konigsburg's Creator/ELKonigsburg's ''Altogether, One At A Time'' is about a girl who's sent to fat camp.


Treatment is so bad that the kids will eventually plan a GreatEscape, in which the camp councillors will use the same methods that prison guards will use to recapture escapees.

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Treatment is so bad that the kids will eventually plan a GreatEscape, in which the camp councillors counselors will use the same methods that prison guards will use to recapture escapees.



* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': Cartman was sent to a fat camp, and came back skinny [[spoiler: but it was really another kid he paid to show up and steal snacks he could sell to the other campers. Cartman is banned from the camp at the end when the other campers feel guilty over ruining the councellors hard work and admit to their cheating]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': Cartman was sent to a fat camp, and came back skinny [[spoiler: but it was really another kid he paid to show up and steal snacks he could sell to the other campers. Cartman is banned from the camp at the end when the other campers feel guilty over ruining the councellors counselors' hard work and admit to their cheating]]



** As a young teenager, Homer was accidently stranded at a fat camp while trying to meet up with a young Marge at summer camp. He eventually manages to escape by conquering the camps ultimate escape preventer- a slight incline leading to the unlocked gate.

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** As a young teenager, Homer was accidently accidentally stranded at a fat camp while trying to meet up with a young Marge at summer camp. He eventually manages to escape by conquering the camps camp's ultimate escape preventer- preventer -- a slight incline leading to the unlocked gate.



* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'' has Jay's son Marty sent to Exercise Camp. Its right next to the [[IncrediblyLamePun Exorcise Camp]]. Marty ends up losing 30 pounds and becomes quite popular. Jay manages to lose a measly two pounds, which he is elated over, refering to it as his "college weight".

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'' has Jay's son Marty sent to Exercise Camp. Its It's right next to the [[IncrediblyLamePun Exorcise Camp]]. Marty ends up losing 30 pounds and becomes quite popular. Jay manages to lose a measly two pounds, which he is elated over, refering referring to it as his "college weight".



* Connie from ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' was revealed to have gone to Camp Make 'Em Overs between the Nickelodeon and the Disney episodes. Doug initially didn't recognize her once he saw her newly svelt physique. When Doug ended up gaining some weight, Judy suggested they send him to the fat farm.

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* Connie from ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' was revealed to have gone to Camp Make 'Em Overs between the Nickelodeon and the Disney episodes. Doug initially didn't recognize her once he saw her newly svelt svelte physique. When Doug ended up gaining some weight, Judy suggested they send him to the fat farm.

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* Monica Geller on ''Series/Friends'' attended fat camp as a child but didn't seem to be very effective as she was overweight well into her teen years. She's quite thin as an adult though.


* One episode of ''Series/KingOfQueens'' revealed that childhood Doug spent at least one summer at Fat Camp, but up until that reveal he had always been led to believe it was "Football Camp".

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* One episode of ''Series/KingOfQueens'' ''Series/TheKingOfQueens'' revealed that childhood Doug spent at least one summer at Fat Camp, but up until that reveal he had always been led to believe it was "Football Camp".

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* One episode of ''Series/KingOfQueens'' revealed that childhood Doug spent at least one summer at Fat Camp, but up until that reveal he had always been led to believe it was "Football Camp".

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