Overnight Opportunities

Charles Hebert  |  7/1/2010 2:15:18 AM

4-H offers a variety of overnight opportunities for 4-H members.  Camping is one of the most valuable experiences a child can have. It’s a learning experience that helps boys and girls appreciate the outdoors, live together as a group, get along with others and appreciate people with different interest and backgrounds.

One of the important things children learn from camp is to be self-sufficient. That is, they learn they can survive for four whole days on their own.

Opportunities Include:

Summer Camp

4-H Camp will be an experience you will never forget. Come join the fun as you swim, canoe and line dance. You will be ready for our nightly dances when you learn the electric slide, bunny hop and footloose. While at camp you will enjoy meeting new friends, experience working together as a team, great educational programs such as canoeing, fitness, and much, much, more. You will also have plenty of free time while you're at camp, so you can choose to swim, dance, play board games, create crafts, watch movies, play volleyball, softball, badminton, ping-pong and more!

4-H Camp is the state wide event that is both an educational and fun learning experience. The event is held in Pollock, Louisiana on our 80-acre campsite at the Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center. The facility is located on Highway 8 about 15 miles northeast of Alexandria. During the summer, each parish’s members will have the opportunity to experience a one week camping experience. The scheduled parishes rotate throughout ten weeks of summer camp beginning in early June through the second week in August.

The experience will begin as we board school buses on Monday morning departing for this experience and will conclude on Friday by mid-day. Lafayette Parish can offer approximately 156 4th, 5th and 6th grade boys and girls this opportunity annually. Rules for acceptance and participation in the program are the same for everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, age, gender or handicap.

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Challenge Camp

4-H Challenge Camp is a regional event that is geared toward teen-agers learning the concepts of working together as a team with emphasis on communication skills. The event is held in Pollock, Louisiana at the Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center. During the spring, each parish has the opportunity to allow approximately 20 members in the 7th or 8th grades to experience the two nights, three days camping experience.

The activities at 4-H Challenge Camp encourage youth to create team spirit, build self-reliance skills, improve leadership skills, communication skills, and problem-solving skills, and enhance their self-esteem while developing new friendships.

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4-H University

4-H University is the statewide event that is both an educational and fun learning experience. The event is held in Baton Rouge on the Louisiana State University campus in mid June of each year. Over 1,500 4-H club members from throughout the state attend this event.

During this event, middle and high school students have the opportunity to meet new friends from across the state, participate in competition, visit different colleges on the campus and learn new skills. Do you want to be a part of this great and exciting experience?

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Junior Leadership Conference

4-H Junior Leadership Conference, which is held at Camp Grant Walker, provides the opportunity for diverse groups of youth who are currently engaged in significant leadership and/or service-learning activities to come together while further learning and developing their leadership and teamwork skills. The educational objective of the Junior Leadership Conference is to increase the leadership skills and knowledge of youth across Louisiana. The conference features a variety of workshops focused on leadership development, communication, teamwork, service-learning, youth-adult partnerships and time management. A key element of the Louisiana 4-H Junior Leadership Conference is youth-driven focus. Youth decide what's offered, preside over the sessions and teach all the educational workshops.

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LOST Camp

Louisiana Outdoor Science and Technology Camp is held annually at 4-H Camp Grant Walker during the first week of August. LOST camp is for 7th and 8th graders and features tracks in the fields of science, engineering, technology and outdoor education. Tracks that have been offered in the past were Rocketry, Robotics, Wetlands, Energy, Outdoor Skills, GPS/GIS, Kitchen Chemistry, Videography and Forensic Science. Each year new tracks are added. Participants are able to choose three of these tracks to participate in while at camp.

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