Release Date: 09/05/2006

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is offering their last Families Understanding Nature (FUN) camp of the year on the Oct. 13-15 weekend for mothers and their children at the Woodworth Outdoor Education Center, just south of Alexandria.  Interested families can download the registration form from LDWF's Web site at and return it by Oct. 1.

This popular camp offers parents and their children an opportunity to spend the weekend enjoying the outdoors, while learning skills and strengthening their family bonds.  Professional instructors will help campers feel more comfortable in the outdoors by teaching them about canoeing, camping, rifle and shotgun shooting, archery and fishing. 

All participants will arrive Friday evening and stay through noon on Sunday.  On Saturday night families will cook their own supper and on Sunday morning their own breakfast.  Instructors will guide campers in setting up camps, building a camp fire, cooking and cleaning up.  All tents, cooking, shooting and fishing gear along with safety equipment will be provided.

Children must be between 10 and 13 years old.  Applications must be accompanied with a $50 check for each adult with one child and a $25 check for each additional child made out to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.  The fee includes program activities, materials, meals, lodging and adult and child T-shirts.  Applications can also be obtained by calling Mike Burns at 318-484-2212. 

This popular camp fills quickly, so any families interested in joining the FUN camp are encouraged to register soon.

Fun Camp Registration

For more information, contact Michael Burns at 318-484-2212 or