By Josh Beavers
Logan Cammack, a Lakeside history teacher, is continuing his work with children this summer, but these days he finds his educational setting out in the sunshine rather than in the classroom.
Cammack is working as a counselor for Royal Family Kids Camp, a mentorship camp for children in the foster care system. And in even bigger news, he and his wife will launch their own camp later this summer.
“I was a counselor for RFKC two years ago, and it was a life changing experience,” said Brittany Cammack, Logan’s spouse. “Since that time we have decided to bring the teenage version of that camp to our area so that campers can continue to have the experience as long as they’re in foster care. Logan really wanted to have a chance to see this camp in person and help share hope with the kids in our area, too.”
Logan wasn’t available to speak to the Journal Tuesday evening, but Brittany went on to tell us that the Cammacks will be starting the first teen camp in the area this summer and “we cannot wait.” She said their camp – Teen Reach Adventure Camp Shreveport – and RFKC are vital for kids in foster care because they “often feel forgotten.”
“We get the amazing opportunity to show them how valuable they are, and that they can lead successful lives no matter what they’ve been through,” she said. “These two programs are just two links in a chain that works to fix a broken system.”
Dates for Teen Reach Adventure Camp are July 8-10 and July 22-24.
When a kid goes to an RFK camp they receive the attention and encouragement of an adult camp counselor and his/her “buddy camper.” In addition, each camper is also exposed to a variety of fun activities, designed for their success and to build self-esteem. According to the official RFK website, for most of these children, it’s the best week of the year – a special time when they can focus on having fun and enjoy being a kid.
Some activities include: hiking, swimming, fishing, woodworking, fun games, sports, zip lines, costumes, inner tubing, horseback riding, songs & skits, tea parties and more.
“We want everyone to know about these programs, what they do, and how people can get involved to help kids and teens in foster care,” Brittany Cammack said.
She said help is always needed and anyone interested in helping can contact her or her husband for more information. Information can also be located on the Teen Reach Adventure Camp Shreveport Facebook page.
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