Parents & Guardians

“Thank you MoreLife! My son has come back after 3 weeks with a weight loss of 7 lb. I’m amazed at the changes in him, I’d recommend camp to anyone.”

As a parent or guardian, we know how much you care about your child and their future. MoreLife Camp is a safe, enjoyable environment and will give your child the opportunity to lose weight in an effective way that will also build confidence.

See our FAQs below for common questions

Need to know more? Why not give us a call on 0113 812 5233 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5:30pm) and we’ll be happy to help.


Here’s what MoreLife Campers have achieved in recent years:

– Since 2013, we’ve helped 200 kids lose an average
of a stone in 5 weeks
– 2-4 lbs. of weight loss per week

– 0.5 reduction in BMI per week
– 5 reduction of body fat
– 20 increase in self-esteem
– 20 increase in fitness level
– Huge increase in confidence


Your questions answered:

Q. How long has MoreLife been running?

MoreLife was set up more than 15 years ago by Professor Paul Gately of Leeds Beckett University. The company was originally called Carnegie Weight Management. Since then, it has helped more than 1,300 children lose weight effectively. Professor Gately is still at the helm of MoreLife and regularly visits Camp to join in with activities and to motivate campers and staff.

Q. How often can I speak to my child?

Your child will phone home three times a week. However, you can contact the Camp to speak to the staff whenever and as many times as you like. The reason we restrict phone calls is to prevent homesickness and to stop children from being distracted from the programme. However, if at any time you would like to speak to your child, this can be arranged.

Q. Have you ever had any cases of bullying on your Camp?

Unfortunately, wherever there are groups of children, bullying can occur. However, we have a number of strategies in place to prevent and help manage this. All our campers sit down together at the beginning of the camp in their groups and set their rules for the summer. They are part of making these rules and ensuring everyone in the group adheres to them. Please see our Friendship and team-building page for an example of this.

We also have lots of time with the kids (24 hours a day!) and high staffing ratios, which means we have the capacity to catch bullying quickly and stamp it out. If you would like further information on how we manage bullying, please call us on 0113 812 5233.

Q. What does my child do if they feel unhappy or homesick?

All children will be told to tell a member of staff if they are feeling homesick, sad or unwell in any way. It is normal for most children to feel a little homesick to begin with and our staff do all they can to help children through this.

Q. How do I know my child will be well looked after and safe on Camp?

Every year, we select only the very best staff to run our MoreLife Camp. We have a 1:3 staffing ratio and all of our staff are highly trained. Alongside this, all of our staff go through a rigorous recruitment process and are DBS/CRB checked.

Q. How much weight are they likely to lose on a MoreLife Camp?

We get asked this all the time and unfortunately there is no definitive answer. You wouldn’t expect  a smaller eight year-old to lose the same as a bigger 16 year-old. It also depends on how long they stay with us. That said, those that stayed for the full five weeks on our 2015 camp lost between 2-6 pounds a week.

Q. My child has a disability. Will they be catered for?

Yes. We are experienced at looking after children who have additional needs. Our Camp has full disabled access. Please call us on 0113 812 5233 so we can discuss this with you.

Q. Do you take children from different religious backgrounds?

Yes, absolutely. This is a multi-cultural camp and we welcome all children regardless of background or religion. Any specific dietary/religious needs are catered for.

Q. Do you take children from overseas countries?

Yes, we welcome children from all countries, although it would be helpful if they are able to speak English.

Q. Is my child suitable for MoreLife Camp?

If your child is aged between 8-17 and has a BMI over the 85th centile, they are likely to benefit from Camp. To find out how to measure your child’s BMI go to Alternatively, call us on 0113 812 5233 and we will help you with this.

Parents Weekend

Every year, half way through the five-week camp, we invite parents or family friends to come and spend time with their children on camp. This will be your opportunity to see how your children have got on. You’ll meet the staff and we’ll hold workshops to show you exactly what we’ve been doing on camp, plus we’ll be running some group activities for the whole family to benefit on when you get home.