GENESEO — The 37th annual Sheriff Summer Camp will be held this week on Keuka Lake.
Ten children from Livingston County left Sunday, July 7, for The New York State Sheriff’s Institute 2013 Summer Camp. The ten children included were Jayden Beach, Mariah Bishop, Evan Curry, Thunder Dauphinee, Jesse Eaton, Tanner Hoppaugh, Emma Hyde, William Johnson, Dustin Reed and Meyson Wade.
Investigator Gene Chichester traveled with the campers to serve as a counselor for the week.
“The campers get an inside look at the world of law enforcement,” said Sheriff York.
The camp accommodates over 900 children between the ages of nine and twelve from all across New York State. There is no charge for the children to attend camp.
Honorary members of the Sheriff’s Institute provide generous financial support to ensure that there would be no charge for campers to attend the Sheriff’s Summer Camp.
According to a press release sent to The Genesee Sun, campers participate in typical summer camp activities like archery, sailing, boating, hiking, and talent shows. The children also experience technical and safety demonstrations by deputy sheriffs such as scuba diving, K-9 handling, bicycle safety, and boating safety.
“By working with and learning from 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,” said York.
For more information or to make a donation please visit, www.nysheriffsinstitute.org.