Minden Lions Club taking applications for camp

Camp geared to special needs kids

The Minden Lions Club is looking to give Webster Parish children with special needs a summer to remember.

Applications for a summer vacation camp full of fun are now being accepted by members of the Minden Lions Club for the Louisiana Lions Camp, located North of Leesville. The camp will open Sunday, May 27.

There will be a one-week session for youth with pulmonary disorders, two one-week sessions for the mild mentally challenged ages 8-19, two one-week sessions for youth with Diabetes ages 6-14 and two one-week sessions for visual, hearing and orthopedically impaired children, ages 7-19.

There is no cost for parents of prospective campers to send their child to camp. All requests for summer camp are handled locally by the Minden Lions Club and each applicant requires Lion sponsorship.

Current Lion Vice President Jason Parker said the camp offers children with special needs the chance to spend time with other campers dealing with the same challenges, which is a special thing itself.

“We would love to send a couple of campers this year for a life-changing summer,” Parker said. “The Louisiana Lions Camp is a tremendous opportunity for these children and I know that everyone from the campers to the counselors leaves better for having attended.”

For more information about the camp, parents are urged to contact Parker at (318)773-1696 or visit the camp’s website, www.lionscamp.org

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