By Jeremy Pittari, Item Staff Writer
The Picayune Item
Applications are being accepted for Picayune Police Department’s annual summer camps for children.
Community Policing Officer Capt. Theresa Milar said the applications can be picked up at the Criminal Justice Center on Main Street.
Parents interested in having their child participate in one of the camps will be required to provide proof of health insurance and have their application notarized, Milar said.
The two camps are for different age groups . The first camp is for children aged 7 to 9-years-old and will take place the week of June 3 through 9. The second camp will be for children aged 10 to 12-years-old and will take place the week of June 17 to 21, Milar said. A total of 50 children per camp will be accepted for the two camps. Spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.
Milar said the camps are free to the children and their parents, because they are being paid for by local donations.
Camps put on by the Police Department intertwine educational and fun activities and allow the children to meet police officers with the department. Milar said one new activity she has planned for the camp is a self-defense course geared to young people.
If a parent has a question about a camp, Milar can be contacted at 601-798-7411 ext. 501.