Monday, May 16, 2016

A Bear in a Canoe??!?!

We were thrilled to be asked to partner up with Med Camps again this year on a special tee to help offset construction costs for their new fully accessible canoe launch for campers which is being designed by the Louisiana Tech School of Design. In the School of Design's Architecture 335 class, students got the wonderful experience of partnering up with Med Camps to create, design and build this project that will help improve canoeing and paddle boating at camp. The entire project is called "Hero's Launch".  Check out these images

And here is the reality in progress...

How amazing will this be for all the campers to enjoy!!??! 
The big dedication for the "Hero's Launch" is THIS coming Friday May 20th at 2pm at Camp Alabama (2090 HWY 145 Choudrant, LA) 

 My Mom had talked to Caleb at the Med Camp Office and he told her about the Canoe project awhile back. I had actually started sketching on the design back in January at an art retreat.
Its funny how it all starts with just a little sketch....
And the bear at one point even had a crutch, but then we deleted it.

(this photo taken from the www!)
Loved showcasing one of Louisiana's prized Black Bears relaxing in a canoe. We gave the shirt that vintage faded feel like an old camp tee from the 70's. Love this design!

It is one that Brent wears weekly and that is constantly in the wash at our house.
For all you art peeps out there, we purposely made it orange and blue for complimentary colors. My buddy Jeff came up with he "LA" to be in white-so cool! Unisex. Super Soft and helps Med Camps~ win win win!!! Here is Caleb below in the new tee!! 

What is Med Camps exactly??? The best answer is this...
  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 canoe launch will accommodate all boating activities for the campers who attend MedCamps of Louisiana and guests of the Presbytery of the Pines. 

Congrats to this year’s Student Design and Construction Team:

Daniel Dumas - Bossier, LA
Daniel Campbell - Detroit, MI
Kierilyn Smith - Boothville, LA
Sulaiman Yousef - Sanaa, Yemen
David Hoover - Springfield, LA
Molang Chang - Chengdu, China
Delaney Baker - Zachary, LA
Ethan Robison - Weston, LA
Emily Greene - West Monroe, LA 
Rosa Schellinger - St. Francisville, LA
Michael Davis - Ruston, LA
Chase Johnson - Shreveport, LA
Sam Crossland - White Oak, TX
Hunter Bradshaw - Columbus, GA
Jed Walpole - Ruston, LA
Ashton Russell - West Monroe, LA
Lane Walters - Lindale, TX
Timothy Mathews - Alexandria, LA

   If you would like to help this project by making a financial contribution or for more information, please contact the MedCamps office at 318-329-8405 or 877-282-0802 or visit online at

Thanks for reading-

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