Red River 4-H participants are headed to Camp Grant Walker June 11th. Terry Foster is with the LSU Ag Center and directs the 4-H program in the parish. Foster is asking people in the community to help send kids to camp.
In her sponsorship letter Foster said, “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” added Foster. Part of learning self-sufficiency is parents limiting their calls to true emergencies and campers leaving their cell phones and electronics at home.
Camp dates are June 11th through 15th. Foster said, “It will cost each participant $180, including t-Shirt and parish photo. I would like to invite you to join our list of sponsors supporting the youth representing Red River parish at Camp Grant Walker. I am requesting a donation of your choice for this worthwhile program.” Donations may be sent to: Red River 4-H Office, P.O. Box 1364, Coushatta, LA 71019.