Camps

4-H Summer Camp

  • Camp is open to 4th-6th graders.
  • Held in the summer months.
  • The camp is held at Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center, an 80-acre campsite located near Pollock, LA on Highway 8 about 15 miles northeast of Alexandria.
  • Costs range from $160.00 to $185.00
  • Rules: To become a 4-H camp participant, an application must be filled out. The application can be found in March, April, and May newsletters. Selection is first come first serve.
  • Camp Counselors: Note Age Requirement: 15 years of age or at least a sophomore in high school. To apply for the job of Counselor at 4-H Summer Camp or Challenge Camp, complete the job application and return to 4-H Office. *See Form and Application section

Co-op Camp

  • Camp is open to 8th - 12th grade 4-H members.
  • Held in early April.
  • The camp is held at Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center, an 80-acre campsite located near Pollock, LA on Highway 8 about 15 miles northeast of Alexandria.
  • The cost to attend is typically $50.
  • Share and learn techniques and resources from professionals working in cooperative forms of businesses. Form and run a cooperative business. Be on the board of directors or help manage the business. Be a valued employee of the business operation. Market and create a successful membership drive. Learn interviewing and marketing skills. Feel the thrill of victory when your business makes a profit.
  • Educational trip and cash awards presented to top leaders.

4-H University

  • Camp is open to 8th-12th graders. * Usually held the third full week in June at LSU Baton Rouge Campus
  • Cost approximately $115.00
  • Rules: An application is mailed to all eligible 4-H members and must be filled out and returned to 4-H office. A meeting with all contestants is held and contest categories are assigned to contestants based on their selections prior to the meeting.
  • Trainings are held in the month of June with contest coaches.

Junior Leadership Conference

  • Camp is open to youth ages 14 on up that are 4-H members.
  • Youth are selected from the parish Junior Leadership Club from an application process.
  • Each parish may send a maximum of eight delegates being four males and four females. It is okay if parishes are not able to follow gender ratios.
  • Alternates may apply to attend.
  • Youth that have already attended can attend again, but in a different track.
  • Held in March
  • The camp is held at Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center, an 80-acre campsite located near Pollock, LA on Highway 8 about 15 miles northeast of Alexandria.
  • Costs range from $60.00 to $90.00 per participant

Challenge Camp

  • Held in November.
  • Costs range from $85.00 to $95.00
  • Description: To challenge 7th - 8th graders to set high personal goals as a result of activities designed to develop: *A positive self-concept; *Interpersonal relationship skill; *Communication
  • Rules: To become a Challenge Camp participant, an application must be filled out. The application can be found at the 4-H Office or in September and October newsletters.
  • Camp Counselors: Note Age Requirement: 15 years of age or at least a sophomore in high school. To apply for the job of Counselor at 4-H Summer Camp or Challenge Camp, complete the job application and return to 4-H Office. *See Form and Application section.

Fashion Camp

  • Camp is open to youth ages 10-13 that are 4-H members.
  • Held in January.
  • The camp is held at Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center, an 80-acre campsite located near Pollock, LA on Highway 8 about 15 miles northeast of Alexandria.
  • Costs range from $100.00 to $120.00 for youth and $75.00 for adult leaders.
  • Each parish can send a maximum of two youth and one adult to attend. Alternates can also apply.
  • Adult Volunteer Leader required:
    • To accompany and help campers from your parish, an adult leader is required. Overnight Chaperone Training is required and the OCP date listed on the registration form. New leaders must be trained/screened, and information submitted prior to two weeks before camp begins to allow time for verification and certification. It is recommended that the adult leader have knowledge of sewing and/or use of sewing machines and equipment and agrees to assist the camper with teaching activity in the parish within the next 12 months. Each camp participant will receive curriculum materials to help with local fashion activities. For Friday night arrivals, the adult chaperone is responsible for the campers until camp begins on Saturday morning. Fashion Board members are assigned to each group to help campers understand how to complete each project. Your role is to help your campers learn how to sew and participate in activities as needed. In addition, one of the major objectives of the camp is to expand our 4-H efforts through trained youth/leader teams on the local level.
  • In addition to basic sewing fundamentals, a few of the educational activities for campers include possibly a sewing caddy, rag flip flops, envelope clutch, drawstring tote, and a community service project plus more. Youth will return home with completed projects and ideas to host a fashion workshop of your own.

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