Jump Start Your Girl's Healthier Lifestyle!

Jump Start Your Girl's Healthier Lifestyle!

Published May 1, 2008

Posted May 1, 2008  – Let's face it: kids are cruel, and being an overweight girl can be painful if teased by others. 

If you are the parent/legal guardian of an overweight girl and you know she simply needs encouragement to lose weight by learning how to make healthier lifestyle choices, here’s your chance to make it happen for her!  If your girl deserves to have a lot of fun this summer, enter the “BET Summer Camp for Girls” Contest here, sponsored by The BET Foundation and General Mills.

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The “BET Summer Camp for Girls” is a national contest to promote healthy living among girls ages 10 to12. 


  • Contest Start Date: Thursday, May 1, 2008 6 PM EST
  • Contest End Date: Friday, June 6, 2008 6 PM EST
  • Camp Start Date and location: Girls will attend the BET Summer Camp For Girls at the Alabama 4-H Center on Sunday, July 20, 2008 – Sunday, July 27, 2008

How To Enter The Contest
If you are a parent or legal guardian of a girl aged 10 to 12, you may enter in one of the following ways:

  • Enter online by completing the following five (5) steps:
    STEP 1:    Before completing the contest entry form, you must become a registered BET.com user.  Click on the "Log In" button at the top right of this page to become a BET.com user.  After you register, you will receive a separate email to verify your user name.  Keep your user name handy for the next steps!  Return to this article to enter the Contest. If you are already a BET.com user, click on the Contest Registration form  below.
                STEP 2:    Once you click on the Contest Registration Form below, log in.  
                STEP 3:    Fill in the information on the Contest Registration Form.
                STEP 4:    In the box provided, answer the following questions in an essay:
    o Why the girl you are nominating should be selected for the “BET Summer Camp for Girls”
    o How a healthier lifestyle will help her
    o How you and your family will help her maintain a healthier lifestyle
    o Your girl’s weight, age and height
    o Your home address, email and a phone number
            STEP 5:    Be sure to include your home address, email, phone number, and user name in the narrative.  
  • Enter by mailing in a hand-written statement describing the five elements listed above (under step 4) on a sheet of paper no larger than 8.5 x 11 inches addressed to: BET Foundation, Attn: Summer Camp for Girls, 1235 “W” Street, NE, Washington, DC 20018
    *Note: all mail-in statements must be received by the end of contest date, 6PM EST June 6, 2008.

Up to 150 entries will be selected to participate in the BET Summer Camp for Girls.

 The prize consists of an all-expense paid trip for your girl to the Alabama 4-H Center in Columbiana, AL, where she will have an opportunity to learn and participate in a fun-filled nutrition and fitness program, receive great gifts, enjoy the outdoors and camp activities, post-camp newsletters on health and fitness, and the opportunity to make new friends!

The selected winners (parent/legal guardian) are required to submit, on behalf of their girl, a doctor’s letter indicating that she is healthy enough to participate in a camp program and ready to start a weight loss program.

No purchase necessary to enter or win. Open to legal residents of the United States (excluding Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and other commonwealths, territories and possessions). 

Parent/legal guardian must be 21 years of age or older during the contest dates (May 1 – July 27, 2008). Girls of eligible parents/legal guardians must be between the ages of 10 -12 during the contest dates (May 1, 2008 – July 27, 2008).  Click here for Contest Rules.  For more information about the Alabama 4-H Center, visit  http://www.aces.edu/4hcenter/.                           

For more information, please call 1-866-356-7348


Written by BET-Staff


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