4-H Camp Grant Walker Celebrates 85th Birthday Oct. 27

Mark Tassin, Gautreaux, Craig, Landry, Kimberly Marie  |  9/27/2007 12:20:50 AM

News Release Distributed 09/26/07

It has been the scene of fun-filled summer days for many generations of Louisiana youth. And on Oct. 27, the LSU AgCenter’s 4-H Camp Grant Walker will celebrate its 85th birthday with an open house.

Anyone who has attended the camp, which is in Pollock, or participated in 4-H is invited to participate in the event. Activities will include tours, games, a silent auction and lots of opportunities for reunions.

In addition, participants will have the chance to enjoy many of the same activities that were part of their camping experience, including archery, canoeing and shooting sports.

“4-H Camp Grant Walker has played an integral role in the overall 4-H experience. It has provided a lot of memories for our members, and we believe the future of this facility and its programming is unlimited,” 4-H state coordinator Mark Tassin said.

Organizers will recognize the oldest 4-H camp alumnus at the event, the family with the most alumni present, and the alumnus with the oldest camp T-shirt.

The AgCenter will unveil the camp master plan, which includes the recently acquired 30-acre Camp Windywood property.

“The master plan will go a long way toward helping us achieve our goal of making the camp the best youth camping facility and camping program in the nation,” LSU AgCenter vice chancellor Paul Coreil said.

The celebration begins at 9 a.m. and concludes with birthday cake at 2 p.m. Alumni interested in participating in the event may contact the camp office at (318) 765-7209. 

Contacts: Mark Tassin (225) 578-1831, or mgtassin@agcenter.lsu.edu 
Kim Landry (318) 765-7209, or kmlandry@agcenter.lsu.edu
Writer: Craig Gautreaux (225) 578-5673, or cgautreaux@agcenter.lsu.edu

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