Families Understanding Nature Camp, Louisiana

Nature CampThe Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (WLF) administers Families Understanding Nature (FUN) Camps. FUN means Families Understanding Nature and offers parents and their children an opportunity to spend a weekend in the outdoors, re-establishing bonds and honing outdoor skills. They participate in a variety of activities (shooting, fishing, canoeing, camping, and ecology) to develop a greater appreciation for the outdoors, become more comfortable in an outdoor environment and have fun. Children must be between 10 and 13 years old to attend. There are no facilities for children younger than 10 years old.

NOTE: Parents and boys will be in one barracks wing while parents and girls will be in another wing.

For additional information on the camp and scheduled camp date please visit the WLF website.

Primary Phone Number: ( 225 ) 765 – 2800
Chad Moore, ( 318 ) 371 – 3043,
cmoore@wlf.la.gov

Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP)

The Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP) provides cash assistance to families with children when the financial resources of the family are insufficient to meet subsistence needs.

The goal of FITAP is to decrease the long-term dependency on welfare assistance by promoting job preparation and work. They participate in a variety of activities (shooting, fishing, canoeing, camping, and ecology) to develop a greater appreciation for the outdoors, become more comfortable in an outdoor environment and have fun. Children must be between 10 and 13 years old to attend. There are no facilities for children younger than 10 years old.

NOTE: Parents and boys will be in one barracks wing while parents and girls will be in another wing.

For additional information on the camp and scheduled camp date please visit the WLF website.

Primary Phone Number: ( 504 ) 838 – 5630
Fax Number: ( 504 ) 838 – 5642
Cara Shields ( 225 ) 342 – 2342
cara.shields@la.gov

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