4-H camp sign-ups happening now  

By Paige Nash

4-H University is happening this year. Members from 8th-12th grade are eligible to travel down south to compete in more than 40 events, ranging from fishing, sports, automotive care, cooking, public speaking and agriculture demonstrations. This is a fantastic opportunity for members to show-off their dedication and hard work they have put into their skill over the last year.  

“This will be our first 4-H University to be held in person on LSU’s campus in two years,” said Laynie Arceneaux Smith. “We are really excited to be back there to provide teens in Webster Parish this excellent opportunity to grow their knowledge and challenge themselves.” 

This event will be held June 21-24 at Louisiana State University Campus in Baton Rouge. The deadline to sign-up is May 31. 

If you are interested in staying more local. Webster Parish 4-H will be partnering with Bienville Parish 4-H to host a summer camp at Bistineau State Park in Doyline. This camp is for members from 4th-6th grade. The weekend will be spent learning about wildlife and fisheries, the outdoors, and swimming. There will also be a talent show.  

“This will be the second year holding the event, but the first year that it’s offered as an overnight event,” said Arceneaux. “We are so grateful here in Webster Parish to have such a beautiful state park to hold this camp at.” 

Summer Camp will be held July 12-14 with overnight and daily drop off options. The registration deadline is May 30. You can sign up for either of these events by reaching out to the LSU AgCenter Extension Office in Minden at 318-371-1371. 

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