5 Kids To Attend Sheriff’s Summer Camp

MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County Sheriff Jim Quattrone said five children have been sent to the New York State Sheriffs’ Institute Summer Camp. The camp is located on Keuka Lake in the Finger Lakes Region of Yates County.

Now in its 43rd year of operation, the camp will accommodate over 900 boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 12 from across New York State this summer. The campers attend at no charge.

Made possible by support of the Honorary Members of the Sheriffs’ Institute, the Sheriffs’ Summer Camp provides a “solid recreational program while stressing basic values and good citizenship,” Quattrole said.

The students were chosen after the Sheriff’s Office reached out to school counselors throughout the area. The counselors then picked the kids based on their knowledge of them, the sheriff said.

“The campers get an insiders look at the world of law enforcement,” Quattrone said. “By working with and learning from the sheriffs and deputy sheriffs at the camp, the kids develop a deeper respect for and understanding of the men and women who enforce our laws.”

Campers participate in typical camp activities, like archery, sailing, boating, hiking and talent shows. They also experience technical and safety demonstrations by deputy sheriffs such as scuba diving, K-9 handling, bicycle safety and boating safety.

This is a great opportunity for children on our area that may not have an opportunity to go to camp otherwise, Quattrone said.

The Sheriffs’ Summer Camp is a program of the New York State Sheriffs’ Institute Inc. The Sheriffs’ Institute was established in 1979 with the mission to assist the office of the sheriff in advancing education in the criminal justice community, preventing juvenile delinquency and supporting victims of crime and their families.

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