Achieve your weight loss goals & make memories


If you want to lose weight, it’s tempting to sign up for a boot camp, weight loss camp, or some other place that will force you into strict diets and all-day workouts. You might lose weight while you’re there, but after you leave, you’re on your own again. Our evidence-based weight loss philosophy teaches you how to lose weight, keep it off, and enjoy yourself in the process. In this way, the Skyterra experience is more than a weight loss camp or a quick-fix vacation – it’s a long-term investment in yourself

Remember when camp meant adventure, fresh air, and feeling good? At Skyterra Wellness Retreat, we’ve reimagined that experience for adults. Whether you want to lose weight, get more fit, or just feel like yourself again, our retreat in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina is your year-round home away from home. We have the open, casual environment you remember and the expert health guidance you need.


Our weeklong program is intimate and community-oriented; our maximum capacity is 20 guests. Even in group classes, our high staff-to-guest ratio guarantees you plenty of personal attention. Don’t worry, no bunks here – you’ll enjoy a private room with en suite bath and chef-prepared meals. Stay for one week or as long as you’d like.
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Sustainable weight loss comes from understanding your mind, body, and surroundings, along with a genuine intention for a healthier lifestyle. Our exercise classes and lectures teach you techniques to create lasting change in a fun, supportive environment. Reconnect with nature and yourself.
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Optional spa services, waterfall hiking, outdoor adventures, and field trips to local attractions are all part of the Skyterra program. You’re here to feel your very best, not to punish yourself! We offer fly fishing, hiking, and stand-up paddleboarding right here on campus. This isn’t just a healthy approach to weight loss, it’s also an excellent travel value.
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    Our program is one of the best values in weight loss camps and wellness retreats today. Each week, we offer a well-balanced blend of group workouts, lectures, outdoor activities, cooking demonstrations, yoga, meditation, and more.


    There are planned activities from 7 AM to about 7 PM each day. Our schedule accommodates some freedom of choice and plenty of downtime. It varies every week, so you’ll have fresh options no matter how long you stay.


    Every guest receives a comprehensive body composition and mobility screening to help you set goals and track your progress. Beyond a number on the scale, you’ll learn your body fat percentage, daily calorie expenditure, and other physical starting points.

A Typical Day

Throughout the day you can choose between different fitness, yoga, meditation, educational, and recreational sessions.  

7:00 AM Waterfall Hike

7:30 AM Breakfast

8:30 AM Connect

9:00 AM Fitness Session

10:30 AM Educational Lecture

12:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM Hike

3:00 PM Fitness Session

4:15 PM Yoga

5:30 PM Dinner

6:30 PM Evening Activities

7:30 PM Self Care / Unplug

9:00 PM Sleep


Includes lodging, meals, and the Skyterra program.

January - February

$2,800 per week


$3,150 per week

April - June

$3,500 per week


Via TripAdvisor

A Wonderful Experience!

I just finished a week at Skyterra, and what a wonderful week it was!

The staff were top-notch -- they were warm and welcoming, experts in their fields, and provided the right mix of group vs. 1-on-1 instruction -- very hands-on with a personal touch, which made me feel that I was important.

The program was diverse, covering physical fitness, nutrition, mental well-being and health. There were many classes each day -- both active (I was doing something) and instructive (I was learning something). There was no push to "do it all," but rather to participate in the classes that made sense for me, and at my pace. And when I didn't want to do something? I could chill out in a number of places, including by the lake and/or waterfall on the property (both shorter hikes).

The meals were great, with 3 chefs on staff. All meals were made with fresh ingredients that provided the right balance of nutrients, and portioned to meet my needs based on my level of physical activity and metabolism.

The accommodations were great -- I stayed in a lodge with 3 bedrooms for 3 guests. Each guestroom was private, with its own full bathroom. I found the bed very comfortable. The shared space included a great room, dining room, kitchen and laundry.

I learned a lot about each aspect of wellness, and discovered that I have room to improve in all areas -- physical fitness, mental well-being, and nutrition, and that by doing so, I can improve the quality of my life. Now, I am working on incorporating what I learned in my day-to-day life.

I also learned the importance of stepping outside my comfort zone and being open to new experiences -- I was carried to places I never thought I'd venture!

- Howard S

Back to Basics.  Back to Nature.  Back to YOU.

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