During June 6-10, 2011, 4-H’ers from Lafourche Parish were joined at 4-H Camp by an additional 400 4-H members from Livingston, St. Helena, Washington, Terrebonne, Caldwell, East Feliciana and Winn Parishes. “Step into Fun with 4-H” was the theme of this year’s summer camp at Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center in Pollock, La. Lafourche Parish 4-H was represented by 101 4-H members, seven junior leaders and five adult leaders.
Each club member selected an educational track to experience each morning. Track topics were: Outdoor Adventures-including hunter safety certification, Dramatic Arts, Explore Louisiana: Wetlands, Wildlife & Water!, Get Ready; Get SET…Science, Engineering & Technology and RECHARGE - Food & Fitness!
Each afternoon the groups rotated to participate in the following activities: volleyball, cycling, arts and crafts, archery, team-building, canoeing, line dancing and technology.
Evening activities included a presentation by two police officers, Christopher Bianez and Lindy Privett from Plano, Texas who used a trampoline and martial arts as they presented their 45-minute message. They encouraged the young 4-H'ers to stay safe, avoid the negative and destructive consequences of drug abuse and violence and choose positive activities. The three messages they left them with were to do the right thing, choose friends carefully and be drug free. They also encouraged them to befriend those who are shy or may not feel included. Additional evening activities included watching movies, dancing, swimming or doing arts and crafts projects.
Five high school members of the parish Junior Leader club served as counselors: Christopher Guillot, Justin Matherne, Hunter Weimer, Meghan Uzee and Amber Ledet, Katelin Breaux and Kristie Crosby. Adult leaders were: Dayna Duet, Shantelle Toups, Adrienne Rousse, Lane Oncale and Guy Diebold and Lafourche Parish Extension Agent Donna Ayo.
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