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Wellspring
Reedley, CA

Academy Of The Sierras
Renamed Wellspring Academies



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John Gordon
Chief Marketing & Business Development Officer
617-792-4121
jgordon@wellspringweightloss.com
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April 29, 2008

Wellspring Academies (formerly Academy of the Sierras), Wellspring Camps and Wellspring Community Programs are recognized as the leading weight loss treatment programs for overweight children, teens and young adults. These renowned programs are now identified under one name, Wellspring, to ease confusion for the millions seeking simple, scientific, and sustainable treatment for obesity.

"The name change to Wellspring unifies our remarkably effective programs under one brand and Wellspring more aptly reflects our mission to promote wellness through a healthy lifestyle, including proper diet, activities, and lifestyle change," said Ryan Craig, Wellspring president. "Our rapid growth in North America, and internationally, demonstrates our leadership position and the success of our participants."

Wellspring offers programs with varying degrees of immersion and intensity to meet the dynamic needs of overweight adolescents, including year-round boarding schools, summer camps and after-school programs. Academy of the Sierras, now Wellspring Academies, was founded in 2004 in California as the first year-round residential treatment program for overweight and obese children and adolescents. The second Wellspring Academy opened in 2007 in North Carolina.

Nine Wellspring summer camps are available in the U.S., United Kingdom and Australia. In 2008, Wellspring will launch a new program for adults called Wellspring Retreats as well as a third Wellspring Academy in the United States.

Wellspring programs allow young people who struggle with being overweight to lose weight and change their lives for the better. The directors and members of the Advisory Board of Wellspring are among the world's leading experts in weight loss. Wellspring programs have achieved the best results ever recorded for weight loss programs for children, adolescents or adults.

About Wellspring Weight Loss Programs
Wellspring Academies (formerly Academy of the Sierras), Wellspring Camps and Wellspring Community Programs are recognized as the leading weight loss treatment programs for overweight children, teens and young adults. Founded in 2004 as Healthy Living Academies, the organization is now recognized under one name, Wellspring.

Wellspring offers programs for youth and adults, including year-round boarding schools, summer camps, after-school programs and retreats. Wellspring Academies, boarding schools include Wellspring Academy of California and Wellspring Academy of the Carolinas; Wellspring Camps in New York, North Carolina, California, Texas, Wisconsin, Hawaii, United Kingdom and Australia, along with Wellspring Family Camp at Pinehurst Resorts; Wellspring Community Programs, after-school programs for weight loss and behavioral change; and Wellspring Retreats for adults.

The Sierras Weight-Loss Solution for Teens and Kids (Avery, 2007) was written by the founders and program leaders of Wellspring. The book offers parents a 12-week proven program based on the school's curriculum focusing on healthy eating and making exercise a priority.

To learn more about Wellspring weight loss programs, visit www.wellspringweightloss.com or call 866-364-0808. Wellspring is a division of CRC Health.



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