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Q: Boot Camp Vacation ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   3 Comments )
Subject: Boot Camp Vacation
Category: Sports and Recreation > Training
Asked by: nelson-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 22 Oct 2002 04:24 PDT
Expires: 21 Nov 2002 03:24 PST
Question ID: 86395
I'm looking for information regarding a (approx.) week-long
military-style boot camp vacation.
Subject: Re: Boot Camp Vacation
Answered By: byrd-ga on 22 Oct 2002 08:40 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi Nelson,

These types of vacations are becoming more and more popular with a lot
of folks.  Fox News even did a story about them back in July.  You can
read it here if you like:,2933,58775,00.html   While classes
offering boot camp style fitness training are plentiful, it is more of
a challenge to find short term (i.e. approx. one-week as you asked)
residential programs.  However, there are some available.

The Fox story referenced several businesses offering these types of
vacations.  One was Amsala Resort in Mexico, which offers a weeklong
"bikini boot camp," combining strenuous workouts with a bit of fun
such as snorkeling or jungle exploration, in a beautiful tropical
beach setting.  Their website is here:

However, you said you'd like more of a military-style approach, so
here are some other selections that might be more to your taste.

This is a program modeled after the BUD/S SEAL training.  They have a
3-day "Special Forces" and 2-week "Boot Camp" among their offerings:

Grounded Foundations offers a wide variety of boot camp style
programs.  Their website is, unfortunately, still under construction,
but you can find an overview listing of what they offer here:  And they
invite you to contact them for further information at

There's an article and information on a 3 1/2 day boot camp for
business executives here:

And if you'd like to compbine travel with boot camp, there's a
"Business Boot Camp" in England, offering tailor-made programs and
choices from one day to a weeklong intensive residential course. 
Check it out at

I hope this information and these links help you find what you’re
looking for.  Best of luck, and please ask if anything needs

nelson-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Thank you.  This is very helpful.

Subject: Re: Boot Camp Vacation
From: england_ali-ga on 22 Oct 2002 05:06 PDT

I have been unable to find any programs that only last one week (most
seem to last from 3-6 weeks).

I have spent some time on this so I will let you know what I did find
Canyon Ranch a health spa In Tucson, Arizona offers the chance to
enlist in their Boot Camp (
'Boot Camp at Canyon Ranch in Tucson is a little less intimidating,
but equally as challenging as The Real Thing. Meant more for fun and
fitness than bullying and belittling, Boot Camp is the only level-III
class offered - and it's not for sissies....
 The cardio activities include jumping rope, stepping, hill-climbing
and running in place while hoisting an eight-pound “rifle” (in the
form of a heavy bar). Pushups (what else?), walking lunges and
plyomteric exercises (ones where you move your entire body at once,
like long jumps) complete the formation. And when you’ve finished the
15-minute cycle, what do you do? You get a three-minute rest and do it
all over again!'
Read the full article at (You will need to
have Adobe Acrobat Reader as this is a PDF file).

Other military style boot camps which I found are:
The Bulldog Boot Camp ( runs 4 week
Boot Camp programs, as does the Beverly Hills Boot Camp
( and The Castaldi Boot Camp

The article 'Latest Fitness Trend: Boot Camp' by Stephanie Oakes
( also discusses
various boot camps in the USA too.

If I do come across any week long vacations, I will post them.

Subject: Re: Boot Camp Vacation
From: nelson-ga on 22 Oct 2002 10:55 PDT
Thank you, england_ali-ga.  Let me know if you are a researcher.  I
will post another $5.00 question so that you can get paid for your
helpful comment.
Subject: Re: Boot Camp Vacation
From: england_ali-ga on 22 Oct 2002 13:05 PDT
Hi Nelson,
How kind! I am a researcher yes, I am just glad my comment was of use to you.

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