A Week at Camp!

Christine Bergeron  |  3/11/2008 11:58:39 PM

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What Parents Should Know

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, gain independence, get along with

others, and appreciate people with different interests and backgrounds.

One of the most important things children learn from camp is to be self-sufficient. That is, they learn they can survive for four days on their own. To help our campers learn self-sufficiency, parents are asked not to call or visit campers unless there is an emergency. Campers may not bring cell phones or electronic devices to camp.

The camp week consists of four days, beginning on Monday afternoon when the campers arrive at camp and ending on Friday morning after breakfast. 4-H Agents, volunteer leaders, and teen counselors from each parish attend camp and stay in the cabins with the campers.

Parents are asked not to send snacks to camp. Three meals and three snacks will be served to campers each day. On Monday, dinner is the only meal served followed by a snack that evening.

Monday:

Registration, cabin assignment, swim test, counselor meeting, track selection, and night-time recreation.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday:

After breakfast, campers will participate in one of (7) educational tracks: Science, Engineering, and Technology; Outdoor Adventures; Hunter Safety; Water Safety; Louisiana Wetlands; Food and Fitness; and General Arts.

Campers will also have recreational time to play various sports, archery, swimming, canoeing and kayaking, stand-up paddle-boarding, and line dancing. Other choices include team-building activities, performing arts, visiting with friends, and shopping for souvenirs in the Camp Store. Evening programs consist of skits, talent show, Vespers, and special guest speakers.

Campers do not need to bring money to camp. All money for the Camp Store and Camp Canteen will be turned in to your local 4-H parish office before camp.

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