“Sportsman’s Paradise” is one of the many nicknames for our great state.
By offering a variety of outdoor adventures, the 12 parishes of the LSU AgCenter Northeast Region take that nickname seriously, spending time kayaking, cooking outdoors, hiking, fishing, archery and rifle shooting, and ATV riding.
With the diverse outdoor opportunities in these parishes, the region’s 4-H agents decided to offer some new adventures to 4-H’ers of the region.
In June 2019, a day camp was held at Lake Bruin State Park in Tensas Parish. This event offered water safety, kayaking, bicycling, hiking, outdoor cooking and tie-dyeing. Partnerships between Outdoor Adventures LLC, Delta Adventures and Lake Bruin State Park were formed to offer this outdoor experience.
Then in October 2019, the Great Outdoors Challenge Camp was held at Honey Brake Lodge in Catahoula Parish. This first annual camp offered campers the experience of the great outdoors through water safety, kayaking, ATV trail riding, fishing and archery and rifle shooting. The partnership with Honey Brake Lodge afforded this camp to 93 participants. Through another partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, campers were taught water safety before kayaking on Larto Lake.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture