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Sheriff DeMarco Announces Participation in Sheriffs' Summer Camp Program

Categories: | Author: sheriff sheriff | Posted: 7/24/2014 | Views: 3771
Kids to Receive Diplomas in Good Citizenship and Law Enforcement Studies

Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent DeMarco announced today that 19 children from Suffolk County will head upstate early Sunday morning for a fun-filled week at the New York State Sheriffs' Association Institute's 2014 Summer Camp.  The Sheriffs' Summer Camp is designed to provide a solid recreational program while fostering a sense of good citizenship.  This will mark the 37th year of the camp's operation.

The Sheriffs' Summer Camp, which is located near Penn Yan in Yates County, is supported by the Sheriffs' Association's Honorary Members through their contributions and annual dues.  This year the camp will accommodate over 900 deserving boys and girls from across New York State.

Sheriff DeMarco, in discussing the objectives and goals of the camp said, “The Sheriffs’ Summer Camp Program is designed to provide a child who ordinarily would not have the chance, an opportunity to go away during the summer.” He added, “The primary objective is to create a positive interaction between the kids attending camp and the officers who participate in the camp programs. We have found from experience that the kids develop a renewed respect and understanding for the men and women who enforce our laws. The officers become their friends for a week.”

Throughout the week-long stay, the children observe special exhibits and demonstrations presented by Sheriffs’ Offices from across the state. Included in these presentations are boat and bike safety programs, law enforcement equipment and technical demonstrations, archery competitions for accuracy and even a talent show just for fun.

Upon completion, all children are awarded a diploma for their participation in a program of “Good Citizenship and Law Enforcement Studies.”

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