Two youth from Morehouse Parish attended the Louisiana Outdoor Science and Technology (L.O.S.T.) Camp at Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center in Pollock Aug. 5-9. Meka Floyd and Matthew Floyd, students in the Morehouse Parish Homeschool Association, joined over 300 seventh and eighth graders from across Louisiana to participate in this camp.
According to the LSU AgCenter, 4-H L.O.S.T. Camp is one of the most valuable experiences a young person can have. It encourages youth to learn about energy, outdoor skills, videography, robotics, forensic science, physics, and much, much more. The camp setting also provides the opportunity for youth to live together in groups while gaining experience in working with others and appreciating people with different interests and backgrounds.
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.
For more information about 4-H programs in Morehouse Parish, call the LSU AgCenter at 281.4681.