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* In the ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' episode "Weighing Harold", Harold goes on a fat ''cruise'' which was pretty much a fat camp but on a ship. Unlike most examples listed here, the "''Kid's Cruise to Lose''" was actually pretty nice; with caring and encouraging trainers, fun exercise programs, and an all-you-can-eat salad bar. Unfortunately, Harold left the cruise even ''fatter'' than he was before.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' episode "Weighing Harold", Harold goes on a fat ''cruise'' which was pretty much a fat camp but on a ship. Unlike most examples listed here, the "''Kid's Cruise to Lose''" was actually pretty nice; with caring and encouraging trainers, fun exercise programs, and an all-you-can-eat salad bar. Unfortunately, Harold was so nervous that he ate to calm down, and left the cruise even ''fatter'' than he was before.

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* ''Film/CampNowhere'' is a double subversion for Gaby, the chubby teenage girl. The first subversion is that she, like all the other kids at camp, are plotting with Dennis to create a fake camp to have their parents send them to thinking it is the exact type of camp the parents want, in Gaby's case a fat camp, while they spend the summer having fun. The double subversion is that Gaby actually tires of eating junk food, and between eating healthier and exercising more has lost a considerable amount of weight by the end of the film to the point that both her mother and love interest Mud compliment her on it.


* On ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', Daphne visited one of these off-screen. In RealLife Jane Leeves was on pregnancy 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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* On ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', Daphne visited one of these off-screen. In RealLife Jane Leeves Creator/JaneLeeves was on pregnancy 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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** As well as a (D List) celebrity variant, ''Celebrity Fit Club''.


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* In ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'', it's revealed that Madam Foster regularly stages a rescue for food based imaginary friends created by hungry kids at fat camp before they get eaten.


A [[SummerCampy summer camp]] where overweight and obese children are sent to lose weight. Of course the children's parents are oblivious to what actually goes on in fat camp.

[[DrillSergeantNasty Drill Sergeant Nasties]] are everywhere, pushing the kids to their limit. The children constantly have to run up hills and the food is scarce if not so unpalatable that the kids outright refuse to eat it and often try cheating with candy and junk food.

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

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 Camps or Weight Loss Camps, and now also allow teens and adults to attend.

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A [[SummerCampy summer camp]] where overweight and obese children are sent to lose weight. Of course course, the children's parents are oblivious to what actually goes on in fat camp.

camp: [[DrillSergeantNasty Drill Sergeant Nasties]] are everywhere, pushing the kids to their limit. The children constantly have to run up hills and the food is scarce if not so unpalatable that the kids outright refuse to eat it and often try cheating with candy and junk food. Treatment is so bad that the kids will eventually plan a GreatEscape, in which the camp counselors will use the same methods that prison guards use to recapture escapees.

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

This is not true of real fat camps 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 Camps or Weight Loss Camps, and now also allow teens and adults to attend.



* ''[[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 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 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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* ''WesternAnimation/ZekesPad'': In "You Art What You Eat", Zeke is sent to a fitness camp to whip him in shape and lose the BalloonBelly he gained after eating a room full of pancakes.


* In ''Film/TheGoonies'', one of the things Chunk confesses to when caught by the Fratellis was being sent to a fat camp and getting kicked out for pigging out.

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* In ''Film/TheGoonies'', one of the things Chunk confesses to when caught by the Fratellis was being sent to a fat camp and getting kicked out for pigging out. Actor Jeff Cohen admitted in the DVD commentary that, while he himself ''did'' get sent to one as a kid, he wasn't kicked out; another kid at the camp ''was''.


[[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.

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