Fun Camps Approaching

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The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is offering Families Understanding Nature (FUN) Camp again this year. This popular camp offers parents and children an opportunity to spend a weekend enjoying the outdoors, honing outdoor skills and strengthening family bonds. This year's FUN camp will be held at Woodworth Outdoor Education Center, just south of Alexandria. Registration is available now.

Camp participants will receive professional instruction in canoeing, camping, shooting sports, hiking, bird watching and fishing. New for 2003 is a muzzleloader session. All participants camp out and cook their own meals. Instructors guide campers in setting up camps, building a campfire, cooking and cleaning up. Tents and cooking gear are provided. In addition, night hikes will be conducted. Space is limited to 16 families, and children must be 10-13 years of age. There is a nominal fee of $25 per person. The FUN camp sessions for 2003 are as follows:

March 21 -- 23 Father/Daughter

September 12 -- 14 Father/son

October 10 -12 Mother/Son/Daughter (Limited to 10 families)

Registration forms and more information about the FUN camp sessions are available at the LDWF web site (, click on "Education Programs") or may be obtained by calling LDWF educator Lynn Mathews at 318/484-2212. Families are encouraged to register for FUN Camp soon since the limited spaces are filled quickly.

For more information, contact Lynn Mathews at 318/484-2212 [email protected]