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  1. New Image Summer Camp Holding Essay Contest for Overweight Kids


    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 at www.newimagecamp.com/contest.html.

    Deadline for entry is June 1, 2011.

    Tony Sparber, owner, founder and director of New Image Camps says, "We love offering kids that might not otherwise have the opportunity to attend camp and lose weight the chance to better themselves.

    "The annual essay contest awards children that need a helping hand in order to live healthier, happier lives. I guarantee that campers will come home in the best physical and mental shape of their lives!"

    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

     

    Overweight kids get into the swim of things

    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 New York City and other local places of interest, basketball, football, tennis, soccer, softball, golf, plus a staff of state-certified professional nutritionists and much more!

    About New Image Camps

    New Image Camp has two locations: Camp Pocono Trails in Reeders, Pennsylvania and Camp Vanguard in Haines City, Florida. 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. For more information, please visit www.newimagecamp.com.


    Author: John McGran

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