LHF FFA goes to camp

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 10, 2003

LHS FFA reporter

Lakeland High School FFA members attended the State Future Farmers of America Leadership Camp.

The end of summer is near and at Morgart’s Beach in Smithfield, the State FFA Leadership Camp is starting. Nearly 75 FFA members from across the state were present including four members of the Lakeland FFA chapter.

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The Lakeland members attending this camp were Patrick Robertson, Jason Anderton, James Carcich, Kellie Daughtrey and their advisor Ronald Daughtrey. This camp was one week long and full of activities for everyone.

The State FFA Leadership Camp helps members develop their skills in public speaking, team building and communications, but it’s not all work.

During the week members got to participate in sports such as softball, volleyball, and swimming.

Other activities that they participated in were fishing, canoeing, billiards, ping-pong, and playing cards.

There were also room inspections, where the members were judged by on the cleanliness of their rooms. To make this more fun many members decorated their rooms with lights or flags. Team competitions, a talent show, and a womanless beauty pageant also added to the fun of the week.

Leadership classes were taught by former state FFA officers. James Carcich from Lakeland commuted back and forth from summer school everyday.

The entire camp also took a trip to Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, which provided a relaxing break from camp in the middle of the week. On the way to Busch Gardens the camp got to glimpse at the historical town of Jamestown.

Even though everyone had an amazing time the week must come to an end.

At the end of the week there was an annual camp banquet that was planned by campers with at least two years at the camp.

Patrick Robertson was a chosen as an officer for the banquet. Patrick also won an award for being the &uot;Outstanding Male Camper for the Week.&uot; This award was voted on by the camp staff.

Kellie Daughtrey won an award for being &uot;Top in the Communication Class.&uot;

This camp is open to all FFA and FCCLA in the state of Virginia.

Each summer two weeks of high leadership camp is offered, one week of middle school camp, and one week of recreation camp.

The camp is also available for use by other groups throughout the year.