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Acadian Village Summer Camp to offer educational fun

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Posted at 5:20 AM, Jun 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-11 07:28:15-04

On Monday LARC's Acadian Village will kick off a summer camp bringing kids cultural enhancement, fun and fresh air.

Kids attending will get to learn about how our home in Acadiana was settled.

Operations Manager Simone Doucet explains that activities center on how the Native Americans who first lived in the area taught the Acadians how to survive in their new home. The camp, she says is a merging of the history and culture of these two very different peoples.

Tribal Storyteller Greyhawk Perkins will share traditions of his Choctaw and Houma background all while having a little fun.

"We'll learn how to story tell, they'll make talking sticks, learning about their spirit animals," says Doucet. Perkins will also cook for campers over an open fire and teach them to make wooden medallions out of wood and carve them as the Native Americans did.

The proceeds of the camp benefit a very special group in our community.

"It comes back to the village," explains Doucet. "All the proceeds go to LARC that benefit the disabled community."

The summer camp will take place in two sessions:

From June 15 to June 19 and from June 22 to 26.

Campers between the ages of 6 and 9 will attend from 8:00am–12:00pm followed by campers ages 10 to 12 from 1:00pm–5:00pm.

To sign up for camp, contact Acadian Village via email or by calling (337) 981-2364.

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