Participation In Sheriff's Summer Camp Program
SHERIFF TIMOTHY WHITCOMB ANNOUNCES PARTICIPATION IN SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM
Cattaraugus County Sheriff Timothy S. Whitcomb announced today that 31 children from the county are attending the New York State Sheriffs’ Association Institute’s 2014 Summer Camp. The Sheriffs’ Summer Camp is designed to provide a solid recreational program combined with the development of a sense of good citizenship.
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 Timothy Whitcomb stated “This is a great opportunity for our county youth and I personally thank Cattaraugus County residents for donating and making this possible”.
Cattaraugus County Sheriff Timothy S. Whitcomb, 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.” Sheriff Whitcomb pointed out that, “The primary objective is to create positive interaction between the kids attending camp and the Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs who participate in the camp programs. For example kids see deputy sheriffs in t-shirts and shorts all week. Then on the final morning at the awards ceremony the kids see the deputy sheriffs dressed in full uniform. They are so surprised to see that there new “buddies” are cops. A very positive lesson as they move forward through life.”
Throughout the week-long stay, the children observe special exhibits and demonstrations presented by Sheriffs’ Departments from across the State. Included in these presentations are D.A.R.E. presentations, boat and bike safety programs, law enforcement equipment and technical demonstrations, and archery competitions for accuracy and even a talent show just for fun.
Upon completion of their stay, all children will be awarded a diploma for their participation in a program of “Good Citizenship and Law Enforcement Studies”.