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MedCamps to break ground on new pavilion

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - On Friday, April 4, 2014 MedCamps of Louisiana and the Louisiana Tech School of Architecture's Design Build program will partner to break ground on the Larkin Gibbs Memorial Pavilion and Garden. For several years students in Louisiana Tech's School of Architecture have partnered with various organizations in Lincoln Parish to design and build structures ranging from homes for Habitat for Humanity to park pavilions around Ruston. This year's students will design and build a barrier free outdoor meeting space and pavilion for MedCamps of Louisiana that will facilitate an array of camp functions.

MedCamps of Louisiana is a non-profit organization that provides a series of one week, fun filled camps each summer for children in Louisiana facing the challenges of a variety of physical and mental disabilities. These camps are offered completely free of charge and provide campers with an opportunity to participate in traditional camping activities such as canoeing, fishing, swimming, horseback riding, and much more in a modified setting to meet the needs of every camper. Each camping session is held at Camp Alabama in Sibley, Louisiana, which is a property of the Presbytery of the Pines. The pavilion will accommodate 60+ people and will serve as a gathering and activity site for the campers who attend MedCamps of Louisiana and guests of the Presbytery of the Pines.

The groundbreaking ceremony will be held at Camp Alabama, 2090 Hwy 145, Choudrant, La 71227 at 4pm on Friday April 4. For more information, please contact the MedCamps office at 318-329-8405 or 877-282-0802.

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