Living the Dream

July 8ththrough 11th, Red River Parish 4-Hers were “Living the Dream” at Camp Grant Walker. 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. The camp week consists of four days beginning on Monday afternoon when the campers arrive and ending on Friday morning after breakfast.

Camp starts out with leaving Coushatta on Monday and heading to Camp Grant Walker in Pollock, LA.  A camp week is full of things for the campers to do. Campers participate in one of seven educational tracks: Science, Engineering, and Technology; Outdoor Adventures; Hunter Safety; Renewable Energy; Louisiana Wetlands, Food and Fitness; and General Arts. Campers also had 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.

Our campers this year were Makilah Merton, Raegan Cannon, BriAunna Taylor, Adrianna Bradford, Dawnesha Taylor, Chloe Jordan, Hannah Worsham, Harley Sepulvado, Halle Lindsey, Hollie Lindsey, Cyli Hinson, Trey Simmons, Brayden Chicola, Jayden Scott (Counselor), Layton Kerby (Counselor), Diane Newton (Volunteer) and Jacque Fontenot (Parish Agent).

Due to incoming weather in South Louisiana our camp week was shortened, our camp was from Monday until Thursday morning. Although the week was shortened, the 4-Her’s made a lot of memories and learned many new things at recreational tracks and educational tracks. All campers had a great time!

We look forward to next year going to Camp and would encourage other 4-Her’s to attend with us. 4-H is a great tool to help youth with many things in life. For more information on 4-H in Red River Parish please feel free to contact us at 318-932-4342, or come by and visit us at 2015 Red Oak Road second floor of the Health Unit.

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