La. Lions Camp in its 62nd year

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The summer of 2019 marks the beginning of the 62nd year of operation of the Louisiana Lions Camp with 55 of those years in Leesville. On July 9, 1961 the first camping session opened the camp which is located six miles north of Leesville on 170 acres of piney woodlands. To date, over 25,127 children have attended the camp.

Over 4,000 Lions throughout the state of Louisiana are actively working to see that the youth with Diabetes, pulmonary disorders, and mental and physical challenges are able to experience a life impacting week at their summer place.

The camp will operate a one week session for youth with pulmonary disorders, ages 5-15. These applications will be assigned by the LPDCI, Lions Camp Pelican.

Two one-week sessions for mentally challenged children, ages 8-19; two one-week sessions for the orthopedically challenged, and hearing/visually impaired children, ages 7-19; two one-week sessions for youth with diabetes, ages 6-14; and a one-week session for youth with hematology/oncology, cancer and sickle cell disorders, ages 6-14.


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