Achievement Award Program

Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation "Wild Child Summer Camp"

2022 NACo Achievement Award Winner
Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation "Wild Child Summer Camp"
Caddo Parish, La.

About the Program

CATEGORY: Children and Youth
YEAR: 2022
Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation’s Wild Child Summer Camp is a unique opportunity for children ages 8-12 to connect with nature, which is the heart of the mission of Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park. The camps use two weekly themes, Nature of Art and Outdoor Skills, to give children direct experience in the outdoors and inspire observation, appreciation, and understanding of the natural world. The art-focused weeks use children’s natural desire to discover and create innovative ways to teach math, science, language, technology, natural history, and more. Outdoor Skills weeks feature activities such as canoeing, archery, fire-building, and water-quality testing to help children acquire life-long skills they will use to enjoy outdoor recreation for years to come. Wild Child Summer Camp is wildly popular in our community. The camps are always full and have repeat campers year after year. In 2022, we plan to expand the scale of the camps to accommodate more children while preserving the unhurried pace that allows for deeper learning and exploration. The use of partnerships (local government and non-profit agencies) in natural resources, art, and science brings in expertise and keeps camp costs affordable so we can offer a high-quality, low-cost summer camp option to local families
Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation’s Wild Child Summer Camp is a unique opportunity for children ages 8-12 to connect with nature, which is the heart of the mission of Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park. The camps use two weekly themes, Nature of Art and Outdoor Skills, to give children direct experience in the outdoors and inspire observation, appreciation, and understanding of the natural world. The art-focused weeks use children’s natural desire to discover and create innovative ways to teach math, science, language, technology, natural history, and more. Outdoor Skills weeks feature activities such as canoeing, archery, fire-building, and water-quality testing to help children acquire life-long skills they will use to enjoy outdoor recreation for years to come. Wild Child Summer Camp is wildly popular in our community. The camps are always full and have repeat campers year after year. In 2022, we plan to expand the scale of the camps to accommodate more children while preserving the unhurried pace that allows for deeper learning and exploration. The use of partnerships (local government and non-profit agencies) in natural resources, art, and science brings in expertise and keeps camp costs affordable so we can offer a high-quality, low-cost summer camp option to local families County Caddo Parish, La. Featured Resources Announcing 2022 Achievement Award Winners Achievement Award Category Children and Youth

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