Camps Conference Trips and Awards

Nicole Kliebert, Segura, Kayla H.

Going to camp is a great experience for youth. In addition to having a lot of fun,  4-H Camp strives to develop a variety of life skills related to Head, Heart, Hands and Health. One of the most important skills children learn from camp is self-sufficiency.

Camp Grant Walker

Camp Grant Walker is the 4-H state camp. The camp facilities include cabins, bunkhouses, a pool, greek theatre, shooting ranges,
educational buildings, basketball courts, dance halls and more... For more information about Camp Grant Walker including virtual tours, photos and rental information visit the Camp Web site.

Summer Camp

4th-6th graders attend a 1 week residential camp at Camp Grant Walker. During this week they take part in educational tracks, meet new friends, learn important life skills and most importantly have fun. Registration for camp usually begins in April each year. For more information on camp dates and registration check your 4-H newsletter in the Spring or contact the 4-H office.


7th-8th graders attend a 1 week residential camp at Camp Grant Walker the first week of August. The Louisiana Outdoor Science and Technology Camp offers middle age youth the chance to have fun with science, engineering and technology in a camp environment. Past tracks offered have included robotics, rocketry, kitchen chemistry, forensic science, videography, outdoor skills, wetlands, energy and GPS.

Challenge Camp

This special camp is designed for 7th and 8th grade 4-H'ers. During this exciting 3-day camp, Ascension parish 4-H'ers will participate in Challenge Camp with 4-H members from surrounding parishes. They will be joined by 4-H agents and selected high school junior counselors. The goal of this camping experience is for 4-H'ers to set high personal goals as a result of activities designed to develop: a positive self-concept, interpersonal relationship skills, and communication skills. The 2009 camp is held in November at Tickfaw State Park.

Junior Leadership Conference

4-H Jr. Leadership Conference (JLC) takes place at 4-H Grant Walker Educational Center in the spring. The conference is open to all Junior Leaders 14 years and older.  The purpose of the JLC 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 JLC is youth-driven focus. Youth decide what's offered, preside over the sessions and teach all the educational workshops. At JLC, youth participants aren't only learning about leadership, they are practicing leadership.

4-H University

4-H'ers age 13 and up visit the LSU campus for a 3 day event featuring contests, educational programs, tours and other activities. 4-H U gives you the opportunity to meet 4-H'ers from throughout the state and compete for trips and prizes through a variety of project-area contests. During 4-H U, participants will be introduced to aspects of life that college students experience on an everyday basis. Students will tour a working dairy, a biomedical center and athletic facilities. Students will also get to see how college students live during the week by residing in campus dormitories, eating at campus dining halls and even going through the rigors of scheduling classes. Louisiana 4-H’ers also compete for best in the state in more than 40 events ranging from plant identification, photography and flight simulation to speechmaking and fashion design. In addition, almost 300 students will take part in the noncompetitive learning event called Clover College, which includes seven hours of instruction over the three days.

There are many more opportunities camps, conference, trips and awards available to Ascension Parish 4-H youth. For a full list of state wide activities, click here.

For information on attending any of these camps, please contact the Ascension Parish 4-H Office at 225-621-5799.

9/8/2009 5:31:42 PM
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