Applications for 2015 Sheriff's Summer Camp are now being accepted.
Madison County campers will be attending camp August 2-8, 2015 and have to be
girls and boys between the ages of 9 and 12.
The camp is located near Penn Yan in Yates County. It's free.
Transportation is provided.
Anyone interested should contact Kathy Chaires at 315-366-2780 for an application and more information.
CAMP WEB SITE - http://www.sheriffsinstitute.org/
From last year:
PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 4, 2014
Issued by: John Ball, Madison County Undersheriff
OFF TO SUMMER CAMP!
(Canastota) Nine Madison County children boarded a charter bus Sunday afternoon on their way to the 2014 New York State Sheriffs' Association Institute's Summer Camp, located near Penn Yan, NY on Keuka Lake. The Sheriffs' Summer Camp provides a solid recreational program combined with the development of a sense of good citizenship.
2014 marks the 38th year of the camp's operation, 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 for one-week periods. “It’s rewarding to see the kids excited and looking forward to their time at summer camp. For some of these kids, this is the first time they will have an experience like this, leaving life-long memories” said Madison County Sheriff Allen Riley.
Left to right: Savanah Trexler (Oneida), Jordyn Brewer-Tennant (Oneida), Elijah Abounader (Oneida), Austin Owen (Brookfield), Cathryn Chapman (DeRuyter), Gabriel Cargill (Eaton), Landin Wratten (Oneida), Troy Brayman (Munnsville), Undersheriff John Ball, and Rebecca McClure (Canastota)
In discussing the objectives and goals of the camp, Riley stated “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 Riley also pointed out that “the primary objective is to create a positive interaction between the kids attending camp and the Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs who participate in the camp programs. We have found from experience during previous summer camps that the kids develop a renewed respect and understanding for the men and women who enforce our laws.”
Throughout the week-long stay, the children observe special exhibits and demonstrations presented by Sheriffs’ Offices from across the State. Included in these presentations are D.A.R.E. based-presentations, boat and bike safety programs, law enforcement equipment and technical demonstrations, archery competitions for accuracy, and numerous outdoor-based activities just for fun.
The children will return from summer camp on Saturday, August 9th.