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Challenge Holds “America’s Next Top Role Model” Camp
Girls learn that strength of character and inner beauty are most important

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A moment during the Eucharistic procession at the camp.

Eunice and Folsom, Louisiana, June 2010 - Challenge clubs in Louisiana put their own spin on the show “America’s Next Top Model” with their own version of the popular television show “America’s Next Top Role Model.”

About forty girls participated in the camps held over two weeks in June this summer at the ABC Retreat Facility near Eunice, Louisiana and Bocamb Farms in Folsom, Louisiana. 

Building on the idea of the television show, the campers received a specific task that they had to accomplish each day.  Camp counselors impersonated judges and the show’s host.  The camp culminated in a Challenge Fashion
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The girls at the camp participate in a teamwork activity.
Show the last night.  The girls prepared two models from each team, inventing a formal and a casual outfit using only a few basic materials: newspaper, an old pink t-shirt, garbage bags, and cardboard. 

“Some of the outfits were phenomenal!” said consecrated woman Amanda Eckert. “I could hardly believe that they could make such attractive outfits out of ‘nothing.’”

“But our true purpose was to help the girls know the importance of being role models and giving testimony with their lives in our world today.  We hope that they took home the message that their strength of character and inner beauty is much more important than being a ‘Top Model.’”

Besides the “Role Model” activities, the campers took a day trip to Blue Bayou Amusement and Water Park in Baton Rouge.  The girls also participated in a special Eucharistic Procession during the second camp week.  Prior to camp dates, Challenge sponsored their annual T-Shirt Design Contest, and the winning design inspired the camp T-shirt given to each of the girls attending.



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