Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and Melvin L. "Kip" Holden, Mayer President of the City of Baton Rouge recently proclaimed March 2012 as Louisiana Lions Month for Handicapped and Special Needs Children.
The Louisiana Lions Camp is located North of Leesville and will open Sunday, June 3. Applications will be received on a first-come, first-serve basis but all applications must be submitted by May 1.
The following sessions are scheduled for this summer's camp programs:
- One-week session for Youth with Pulmonary disorders ages 5-15 (These applications will be assigned by the LPDCI, Lions Camp Pelican);
- Two one-week sessions for the mentally challenged, ages 8-19;
-Two one-week sessions for youth with Diabetes ages 6-14-(All diabetes Camp applications will be assigned by the American Diabetes Association);
- Two one-week sessions for visual, hearing and orthopedically impaired youth, ages 7-19.
The children enjoy a full range of activities (swimming, arts and crafts, archery, gun safety, all sports and nature lore.)
There is no cost to the parents for the camper's stay. All requests for summer camp are handled locally by Lions. Each applicant requires Lion sponsorship. For more information about the camps, contact any Zachary Lions Club member or call the Zachary Lions Club secretary at 654-6325.
This summer marks the beginning of the 55th year of operation of the Louisiana Lions Camp. To date, more than 21,690 children have attended the camp.
The Louisiana Lions League for Crippled Children Inc. operates and manages the Louisiana Lions Camp that is financed by voluntary contributions by Lions Clubs and non-Lions organizations and individuals. Anyone, whether a Lion or not, may make financial contributions toward the operations of this camp. A Life Membership costs $100.00 and can be purchased by contacting local Lions Clubs or the Executive Director of the Louisiana Lions League.
You may also visit the camp’s website at www.lionscamp.org for more information.