Jason Ray, Chris Dominique and Charlie Ray participate in a 2010 Operation Military Kids camp at Grant Walker Educational Center in Pollock.
Credit LSU AgCenter
Twenty youth in Louisiana are taking part in an Operation Military Kids program Friday through Sunday, designed to help them cope when a parent is deployed.
The camp will focus on science, engineering and technology themes and be held at the Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center in Pollock, according to Susan Riley, statewide coordinator for Operation Military Kids for Louisiana 4-H.
The growth in the number of 4-H camp participants is one of the main reasons why the Louisiana 4-H Foundation is upgrading its Pollock, La., camp.
The Louisiana 4-H Foundation is preparing to make a $1.8 million investment in its Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center near Pollock, La. More than 12,000 youth stay at the camp each year, and they come from across the state. Foundation executive director Jeff Bush said the new multipurpose facility will convert from an open-air pavilion into an enclosed building with fold-down walls in later phases of the project. He said he’ll begin accepting construction bids next month.