Bayou Teche Museum completed a five-day camp Friday called “Celebrate The Cultures Of The Teche.”
Certified teachers directed students from 7 years to 11 as they participated in interactive demonstrations, games, music, arts and crafts and field trips. Camp creators included Catherine Segura for Monday’s Indian day, Gladys Chapman for Tuesday’s Spanish Day, Brenda Prejean and Margo LeBlanc for Wednesday’s Acadian Day and musician Corey Ledet on Thursday, Creole Day. Other camp counselors included Shirley Trahan, Suzi Thornton and Chris Wiseman.
Daily themed activities focused on the diverse cultures in the Teche Area including the Indian, Spanish, African, Acadian and Creole. Each day from 8:30 a.m. to noon these activities included snacks that matched the sponsoring group like the corn maque choux Indian style. There were many overlapping themes as the cultures through the years have blended. The ultimate recipe for happiness that has carried the Acadian people through many tough times, is hard work with enough time for fun.