School of Design students partner with MedCamps

Jun 8, 2015 | Design, Liberal Arts

Students from Louisiana Tech University’s School of Design recently partnered with MedCamps of Louisiana, Inc., to help the campers have an even better experience at camp.
Chiasmus archery and paintball range at MedCamps of Louisiana

Chiasmus archery and paintball range at MedCamps of Louisiana

Louisiana Tech students worked to design and construct a Chiasmus archery and paintball range. The project is a barrier-free, wheelchair-accessible pavilion and gathering space for MedCamps that facilitates archery and paintball activities at the camp.
School of Design faculty involved with the project include assistant professor Brad Deal and associate professor Robert Brooks. Students who assisted were: Erin Baker, Bikash Baraily, Bradley Burkart, Lauren Caswell, Elizabeth Crane, Casey Fair, Trent Harrison, Ashley Kettering, Andrew Lopez, Sean McGowan, Alaina Proctor, Matthew Roberts and Kendell Webb.
This is not the first service project Louisiana Tech design students have undertaken. For several years, students in the architecture program’s Design Build studios have partnered with organizations in Lincoln Parish to design and build structures ranging from homes for Habitat for Humanity to park pavilions around Ruston. Last year, the students produced the Larkin Gibbs Memorial Pavilion and Gardens at MedCamps.
MedCamps of Louisiana is a non-profit organization that provides a series of fun-filled summer camps for children in the state who have various physical and/or mental disabilities. The camps are offered free of charge and provide campers with an opportunity to participate in traditional camping activities such as canoeing, fishing, swimming, and horseback riding in a modified setting to meet the needs of each camper.
MedCamps is hosted at Camp Alabama in Sibley, which is a property of the Presbytery of the Pines.
Written by Judith Roberts –