Local youngsters take on Challenge Camp

Published 12:05 am Wednesday, November 15, 2017

LAPLACE — From Nov. 1-3, seventh through eighth grade St. John 4-Hers attended Challenge Camp, which provides an opportunity to meet other members and grow together with a number of challenges done as a team.

Campers were divided into eight teams and with a list of challenges. After each challenge, teams were given an item to build their team flag. Challenges included zip lining, angry birds launcher, obstacle course, backyard bass and more.

After the challenges, the 4-H’ers had a rotation of activities including kayaks, making bento boxes, etiquette lessons, building and cardboard team boat, and wetlands.

The teams came back together from their rotations and had a race to see whose cardboard boat would float and get across the pond. Finally, the campers cooled down from a day of fun with a dance and bonfire.

Brittney Ivey, St. John Parish 4-H agent, brought seven 4-Hers, including Kharma Creecy (Ascension of Our Lord), Brianna Anderson and Angel Valles (Emily C Watkins), TeAnna Bailey and Jaci Donald (West St. John Elementary), Haeden Wahden (Riverside Academy) and Terinesha Porter (East St. John Preparatory).