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Sheriff will send 12 kids to camp

Posted 20 June 2014 at 12:00 am

Press release, Orleans County Sheriff’s Department

ALBION – Sheriff Scott Hess is pleased to announce that 12 children from Orleans County will attend the NYS Sheriffs’ Association’s Summer Camp this year.

Located on Keuka Lake in Yates County, the Sheriffs’ Summer Camp is designed to provide a solid recreational program combined with the development of a sense of good citizenship.

The camp has been in operation since the mid-1970s and is supported by the NYSSA’s honorary members through their contributions and annual dues. The camp will accommodate hundreds of deserving kids from across the state from June 29 through July 5.

Throughout their week-long stay, these children observe special exhibits and demonstrations presented by Sheriff’s deputies and other law enforcement personnel from across the state. Included are D.A.R.E. presentations, boat and bicycle safety programs, law enforcement equipment and technical demonstrations, pistol and archery competitions, and a talent show.

Upon completion of their stay, all “campers” will be awarded a certificate for their participation in a program of “Good Citizenship & Law Enforcement Studies.”

The following children, ages 9 to 12, are the 2014 Orleans County attendees: John Greek, Amber Lowery, McKenzie Olmstead, Vanessa Perez, Caitlyn Ramirez, Antonio Samsel and Jayden Tetrault – all from Albion.

Nathan Silversmith of Holley, Marina Woodward and Marah Woodward from Kendall, and Robert Cooper and Dominic Winters from Medina.