2013 Sheriff's Summer Camp Program

News from Sheriff's Office, Posted on Tue, 07/09/2013 - 9:49am

Deputy Ellman with campers


Cattaraugus County Sheriff Timothy S. Whitcomb announced today that 33 children from the county are attending the New York State Sheriffs’ Association Institute’s 2013 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 will mark the 36th year of the camp’s operation. 

The Sheriffs’ Summer Camp, which is located near Penn Yan inYatesCounty, 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 acrossNew YorkState.  Sheriff Timothy Whitcomb stated “This is a great opportunity for our county youth and I personally thankCattaraugusCountyresidents for donating and making this possible”. 

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, pistol 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”.

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