DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR POLICE SUMMER YOUTH CAMP IS THURSDAY
This year’s program will begin on Monday, July 11, 2016 and will continue for seven weeks, concluding with our graduation ceremony and barbecue on Saturday, August 27, 2016. Daily hours will normally be 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. although these hours may be altered on days when field trips or other special activities are planned. Parents will be notified at least three days in advance of any such change in the daily schedule. Unless otherwise advised, campers should bring their own lunch.
This year’s program will accommodate 25 to 30 children between the ages of 13 and 16. The program will, in essence, be a junior police academy where youngsters will be placed in a setting similar to that experienced by a police recruit. The seven-week course will consist of physical training and classroom instruction in law and other related topics. Guest lecturers from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, District Attorney’s Office, United States Secret Service, and other areas within the Criminal Justice System will present an overview of their agency’s operation. Demonstrations by specialized police units and field trips to courts and other criminal justice institutions are also planned. Contemporary issues such as alcohol and drug abuse shall also be addressed and students will participate in various role-play scenarios, which illustrate the practical everyday problems faced by law enforcement officers. Attendees will also receive instruction and certification in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First Aid and Water Rescue by police instructors. Uniforms, law books, and other materials necessary for participation in camp activities will be provided.
We will also attend an overnight trip to Washington D.C. which is scheduled for August 18th and 19th. The trip will be chaperoned by Town of Greenburgh police officers.
The goal of this program is to expose your son or daughter to various law enforcement careers while developing academic ability and self-esteem. Your children will come away from the program with meaningful skills and a better understanding of the criminal justice system and its potential as a career.
Over the years, our program has been a tremendous success. This year we look to build on that success to provide an even better program for your youngsters. Thank you for your interest in our program and I look forward to meeting each of you.