2014 Summer Camp

Jennifer Moseley  |  2/11/2014 10:38:59 PM

Red River Parish will be attending on May 26th – May 30th, 2014

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 interests and backgrounds.

Many 4th, 5th and 6th grade boys and girls participate in4-H Camp Grant Walker. The camp is held at the LSU AgCenter’s Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center, an 80-acre campsite located near Pollock, LA, on Highway 8 about 15 miles northeast of Alexandria.

Monday:

Registration, cabin assignment, track selection, swim test, free-choice recreation, camp tour and counselor meeting Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: After breakfast, campers participate in one of 6 tracks: dramatic arts; food and fitness; outdoor adventures; science, engineering & technology; Hunter’s Safety or Louisiana’s wetlands. 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.

The camp week lasts four days, starting on Monday afternoon when the boys and girls arrive, and ending on Friday morning after breakfast. The first meal served at camp is supper on Monday night.

To help children learn self-sufficiency, parents are asked not to call or visit campers unless there is an emergency. Except for cameras, campers may not bring cell phones or electronic devices to camp. Parents also are asked not to send food or snacks. Three meals and snacks are served each day. Snacks include bottled water, soft drinks, fruit and cookies. Campers will not need money for food at 4-H Camp; however, they will be able to buy souvenirs and treats at the camp store. 4-H agents, volunteer leaders and teen counselors from each parish attend and stay in the cabins with the campers.

Campers also will have recreational time to play softball, kickball, volleyball, jump rope, basketball, parachute games and board games. Other choices include team-building activities, creating handcrafted items, visiting with friends, shopping for souvenirs in the camp store, archery and swimming.

Evening programs are fun and filled with skits, talent shows, vespers, dances and special guests.

For More information feel free to call the

Red River Parish 4-H office at 318-932-4342.




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