The Area Leadership Camp and Teacher In-service programs will be held at the Louisiana Department of Education Recreation Youth Center near Bunkie on the following dates. We promise another exciting, fun-filled and educational week for your chapter representatives!
|Area IV||-||July 9-12|
|Areas I & II||-||July 16-19|
|Area III||-||July 23-26|
NOTE: All activities will be completed on Thursday afternoon of each week. Chapters are required to stay until after the banquet on the final day.
Registration will be from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on the first day of each week. The cost will be $100.00 per person. This fee covers the cost of conference center, meals, State FFA Officer expenses, conference materials, and lodging. Please do NOT send money with the registration. Chapters will be paying on-site.
ONLINE REGISTRATION: Please click on the link at the top of this page. Your completed registration will automatically be sent to our office, and a confirmation email will be sent to your inbox. Again, please do NOT send money with the registration information. Chapters will be paying on-site. If paying with personal checks, please write the name of your chapter on the memo line. If paying with cash, please bring exact change. Pre-registration is due by Monday, July 2, 2012.
Please note the very important following information received from Mr. Chris Hines, Director of the Youth Center:
According to Act 29 of the 1955 Louisiana Legislature, each cottage must have one (1) adult chaperon for every 15 students. Therefore, there must be a male chaperone or female chaperone for each cottage according to the enrollment figures of male and female registrants. This will be a strict policy of the Center that males will be separated from females and chaperoned according to the State Statutes. Chaperones should be 21 years or older. The Center cannot allow anyone who has not reached his/her tenth birthday by May 15, 2012, to attend this conference without special authorization in writing by the Office of School and Community Support (OSCS). All commuters or those attending for a shorter period than the full conference will be assessed the same price.
Those attending the conference and workshops will need to bring the following:
|Toilet Articles||Pillows||Swimming suit|
|Musical Instruments||Pillow case||Sheets|
|Spending Money||Towels/wash cloths||Light blanket|
|Baseball gloves||Fishing poles/bait (if you wish to fish)|
Camp Dress: ALL camp dress shall be moderate and tasteful in nature for both males and females. Girls’ shorts and skirts must be at least fingertip length. Muscle shirts/tank tops are not acceptable. Official dress will be worn several times during the course of the week, including the banquet on the final day, so please plan accordingly.
To better serve you and your chapter, pre-registration of camp participants is requested. Please list number of students, teachers, and chaperones attending camp from your chapter within the on-line registration.
NOTE: Cabins will be assigned on a first come first served basis. NO pre-assignments will be done prior to camp. If you wish to room together, you MUST register together. If you plan to bring more than 4 students, bring sleeping bags since beds cannot be guaranteed if more than 4 students per chapter are in attendance.
Student numbers will be considered and possibly limited when calculating camp sweepstakes. The policy will be set during the week of camp by the Awards Committee.
Fishing Pond and Hiking Trails: Through the hard work and efforts of the camp staff, the fishing pond and the hiking trails on the southeast edge of the property have been renovated. Upon arrival at camp, the allowable times for visiting this area will be communicated. Students must also be accompanied by an adult at all times. In the case of the pond, campers must bring their own fishing poles and bait. It is catch and release only.
Cabin assignments will NOT be pre-assigned this year. Chapters and parishes who wish to be housed together MUST register together at check-in. Assignments will be on a first come first served basis.
It is possible that we will have more people than beds, so bring some sleeping bags. When beds are filled, students will be assigned to floor space in cabins.
Switching cabins is NOT allowed without prior approval from State Staff. 2.HEALTH FORMS:
Advisors are requiredto bring their students’ health forms with them. Please keep these forms in your possession at all times. This form is available on the Louisiana FFA website.
Chapters bringing female students should make arrangements among themselves to secure female chaperones for those students or make arrangements with female agriculture teachers.
Female agriculture teachers who have agreed to chaperone for other chapters must keep us informed as to which chapter and number of girls you will be chaperoning. In the past, several chapters assumed a certain female teacher would chaperone their students and one female teacher wound up chaperoning more than one cabin of females. This is not acceptable.
If female chaperones are needed, teachers should meet at state convention to plan for female chaperones and how payment for these chaperones will be handled.
In accordance with action taken by the State FFA Executive Committee in April 2001, refunds MUST be requested in writing postmarked no later than October 1. Every effort will be made to give refunds by the last day of the camp you attend. ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN AFTER THE OCTOBER 1 DEADLINE.