Twenty-two youth from Morehouse Parish attended 4-H Summer Camp at Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center in Pollock June 10-14.

The parish delegation made up of 4th-6th grade 4-Hers from Cherry Ridge Elementary, Delta Jr. High, H.V. Adams Elementary, Morehouse Magnet School, Oak Hill Elementary, Pine Grove Elementary and Southside Elementary, joined over 400 youth and adults from across Louisiana to participate in this camp. According to the LSU AgCenter, “4-H Challenge Camp is one of the most valuable experiences a young person can have.It’s a learning experience that allows boys and girls to appreciate the outdoors, to live together in groups, to get along with others, and to appreciate people with different interests and backgrounds.” Campers were eligible to select from a variety of “tracks” to enjoy over the course of their week at camp, including Outdoor Adventures; Food and Fitness; Dramatic Arts; Explore Louisiana: Wetlands, Wildlife and You; Get Ready, Get SET…Science, Engineering and Technology and Hunter Safety. Recreation activities during camp ranged from archery, to swimming, sports, canoeing, fishing, arts and crafts and line dancing. Each evening program was fun-filled with skits, talent shows, vespers, dances and special guest speakers. These and other activities at 4-H Camp encouraged youth to create team spirit, build self-reliance skills, improve leadership, communication, and problem solving skills, and enhance their self-esteem while developing new friendships. James Holmes and Sydney Murray serviced as Jr. Counselors from Morehouse Parish.