11 kids from Orleans attend Sheriffs’ Camp in Yates County

Posted 3 July 2018 at 5:57 am

Provided photo: Orleans County Sheriff Randy Bower is pictured with the 11 children who attended camp last week. The Junior Wilson Sportsmen’s Club in Medina provided a donation so each child had two travel bags to pack for Sheriffs’ Camp.

Press Release, Sheriff Randy Bower

This past week 11 children from Orleans County attended the New York State Sheriffs’ Association Institute’s 2018 Summer Camp. The Sheriffs’ Summer Camp is designed to provide a solid recreational program combined with the development of a sense of good citizenship. This marks the 41st 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 Institute’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.

“This is a great opportunity for our county youth and I personally thank Orleans County residents for donating and making this possible,” Sheriff Randy Bower said.

Throughout the week-long stay, the children observed special exhibits and demonstrations presented by Sheriffs’ Offices from across the State. Included in these presentations were D.A.R.E. presentations, boat and bike safety programs, law enforcement equipment and technical demonstrations and even a talent show just for fun.

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

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