By Alexandra Hedrick, Item Staff Writer
The Picayune Item
The Picayune Police Department’s Summer Youth Camp for 7-9 year olds came to an end Friday with a barbecue.
The 50 children enrolled in the camp, which ran Monday through Friday enjoyed classes throughout the week on bullying, self-defense and honey bees. Campers alwo went bowling and attended an art class at April’s Art Studio.
The Rotary Club also cam and taught the kids about manners.
On Friday, campers and their families were invited to a barbecue and to play on two inflatable waterslides, said Theresa Milar, camp director.
The camp is funded by grants and donations from organizations, businesses and private citizens, Milar said.
Eleven youth volunteers along with adult volunteers and staff members helped with the running of the camp.
“I can’t do this camp without my youth volunteers, staff and adult volunteers,” Milar said.
The camp was started 11 years ago after the Picayune Police Department received grant funding.
A camp for 10-12 year olds will take place Monday, June 17-Friday, June 21.