2015 Summer Camp Application

Cherie Roger  |  1/20/2015 9:25:57 PM

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Photo By: Lirette, Celeste A.

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 attend 4-H Camp Grant Walker. The camp is help 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.

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.

Campers may not bring cell phones to camp. 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 from their respective parishes.

Campers will also enjoy recreational time to play softball, kickball, volleyball, basketball, jump rope, parachute games, ping pong and board games. Other choices include teambuilding activities, creating handcrafted items, visiting with friends, shopping for 4‐H souvenirs in the camp store, archery and swimming. Evening programs are fun and filled with skits, talent shows, vespers, dances and special guests.
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