Children ages 10-17 who are eager to live a healthier lifestyle, lose weight, and build self-esteem while having fun are invited to participate in the Imagine Me! I’m Up for the Challenge: 5th Annual New Image Camp Essay Contest. Kids have the opportunity to win a 3-week campership at one of the only the ACA accredited weight loss camps in the country: Camp Pocono Trails in Reeders, PA. The retail prize value of a campership that is 3 weeks and 3 days is $4,290. Entries are now being accepted for the summer of 2011.
Interested applicants will be required to submit an original essay of no more than 500 words, typed and double-spaced with the title, “Imagine Me! I’m Up for the Challenge at New Image Camp.”
The contest will be judged by a panel of experts based on elements including compelling nature of the story, clarity, and creativity. Essay entries must be accompanied by a photograph. The application and rules can be found here. Deadline for entry is June 1, 2011.
New Image Camp’s Philosophy:
- Provide an environment where both losing weight and having fun are integral parts of the summer camp experience
- Promote health, wellness, integrity and learning in an enjoyable mainstream summer camp environment
- Build self-esteem and life-long friendships
- Ensure individualized attention that yields long-lasting results
Camp Pocono Trails is located on 350 private acres, with a lake and two swimming pools, and offers nutrition and cooking classes, boating, jet skiing, fitness training, drama, arts, field trips to NYC and other local places of interest, basketball, football, tennis, soccer, softball, golf, plus a staff of state-certified professional nutritionists and much more! Camp Pocono Trails has been featured on two MTV documentaries, “Fat Camp” and “Return to Fat Camp”, as well as on Ruby, Good Morning America, Dr. Phil, The Today Show, and in the pages of People Magazine and The New York Times, among many others.