Camps in Los Angeles


One of the goals of the Foundation is to make good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle accessible to all. Inspired and informed by the work of Professor Valter Longo–Professor at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles,- the camps teach teens how to follow a healthy diet and a balanced lifestyle. Moreover, given Professor Valter Longo’s unique experience as a teen who moved to the United States at 16, learning English is also a key component of the camp experience. The summer camps for teens ranging 14-18 years old are held in the city of Los Angeles and run for 2-weeks at a time.

Students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities in English, including dance, singing, cooking, theater, role-play, and team projects. In addition, students engage in multiple forms of physical activity (for example volley ball) as well take trips to places of interest in the city of Los Angeles (Santa Monica, Venice Beach, Malibu, Hollywood, etc.). The program also includes guided tours of the University of Southern California.

The nutritionist of the Foundation collaborates with the instructors and offers herexpertise in planning top-notch activities. A group of experienced pediatricians, as indicated above, will oversee the camp diet and plan a healthy and appropriate diet for all participants.


  • 2 weeks from Monday to Friday, in the summer;
  • 9 am- 2 pm;
  • Lunch included (the students prepare their own lunch each day, under the guidance of a chef and/or certified nutritionist).


  • In schools or host institutes;


  • Native English speakers, all experts in teaching children and teens and/or ESL (English as a Second Language). All are carefully selected by the Foundation with the help of American college and universities;
  • A certified nutritionist selected by the Foundation is on site at all times;
  • A qualified and experienced chef, also selected by the Foundation, collaborates with the cooking activities.


  • The teaching method is catered to students learning foreign languages. It is interactive and context-based (the “context” being nutrition);
  • Learning takes places mainly through activities whose goal is to have fun: games, music, role-play, dance, theater, and team projects;
  • The program concludes with a final project in English related to nutrition. Students use skills and nutritional principles learned in the program—for example, to write and perform a song, make a video, and give a cooking lesson.

For further information, contact the director of the programs, Cristina Villa.
[email protected].


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