The Food and Fitness Camp experience will be held on March 15-17, 2013, at Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center
in Pollock, La. It is designed for teams of youth and adults to develop knowledge and skills related to food and nutrition, diet and fitness and teamwork skills.
The weekend camp is planned and produced by the State 4-H Food and Fitness Board. This board is comprised of teens from throughout the state along with adult volunteers and 4-H faculty.
Camping is one of the most valuable experiences a child can have. It is a learning experience that helps boys and girls appreciate the outdoors, live together as a group, get along with others, and appreciate people with different interests and backgrounds.What to Expect:
What to Bring:
- Meet new people
- Enjoy cabin-style camping
- Learn to prepare healthy foods in hands-on workshops
- Learn new ways to get fit with fun physical activity exercises
- Join in for a special patriotic evening program
- 2 single sheets or sleeping bag
- 1 blanket
- 1 pillow and pillowcase
- Towels and washcloths
- Shower shoes
- Soap, toothbrush and toothpaste
- Shoes - tennis or other comfortable types (all campers must wear shoes)
- Comfortable clothes - safari/jungle outfit for Saturday night
Space is limited to 100 campers or 25 teams. Campers should be in 4th-6th grade. Teams are composed of four campers and two volunteers (teen and/or adult). The volunteers attending with the group will be responsible for providing supervision for campers. Registration is $40 for each camper or adult volunteer. Registration opens on January 7, 2012 and the deadline for registration is February 25, 2013.
All adult participants must complete a free online training program for Overnight Chaperone Certification. Participants are responsible for arranging personal transportation to and from camp. Contact the 4-H Office for details at 318-574-2465
For more information contact Karol Osborne