Sheriff's office will host 2-week summer camp in July at Sumter school

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Posted 6/9/19

Sumter County Sheriff's Office is hosting a day camp this summer for its 2019 Boys & Girls Youth Conference.

This camp will be two weeks long - Monday through Friday - starting July 8 and ending July 19 at Chestnut Oaks Middle …

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Sheriff's office will host 2-week summer camp in July at Sumter school

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Sumter County Sheriff's Office is hosting a day camp this summer for its 2019 Boys & Girls Youth Conference.

This camp will be two weeks long - Monday through Friday - starting July 8 and ending July 19 at Chestnut Oaks Middle School, 1200 Oswego Highway.

The objective of the camp is to help students, ages 7 to 16, build character and leadership skills. A graduation ceremony will be held at the end of the two-week session.

Campers will participate in various activities each day including arts and crafts, sports, field trips, workshops, swimming and team-building exercises.

Parents will be notified ahead of time of additional costs for planned activities. Any camper not participating in a field trip will remain at the school with a counselor to take part in other activities.

Campers should bring a towel, sunblock and medication if needed. Cellphone use will be limited until 4 p.m., when pickup begins.

Each day, camp will open at 8 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. That time includes the earliest time to drop off and the latest time to pick up campers.

Meals, including breakfast, and snacks will be provided by Sumter School District and the sheriff's office throughout the conference.

Applications can be picked up at the child's school or at the sheriff's office, 1281 N. Main St. Applications can also be downloaded from the sheriff's office website, www.sumtersheriff.org, after selecting the "News" tab.

There is a $50 non-refundable fee for each camper, which will cover both weeks. The deadline to register is June 21. For more information, contact Sumter County Sheriff's Office at (803) 436-2000, Lt. Petrina Wiley at (803) 436-2026 or Sr. Cpl. Albert Harvin at (803) 847-2826.