Openings available for Police Summer camp

Published 3:55 am Thursday, May 14, 2009

Picayune Police Department’s seventh annual summer camp still has places open for children.

Capt. Theresa Milar said the camp still has about 20 spaces open for the seven, eight and nine age group and about 26 spaces open for the 10, 11 and 12 age group camps.

Applications will be accepted until the spaces are filled, Milar said.

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Each year the camp features programs and activities that teach children about life choices and to stay away from drugs and how to deal with bullying. Other educational programs include a safety class concerning electricity presented by Mississippi Power Co., Milar said.

Other activities include bringing children to the Global Wildlife feeding program where they will ride through a large, free-roaming wildlife center and feed exotic animals. Skating, movies and fishing also will be offered, Milar said.

Applications can be obtained by calling Milar or Ginger Bennett at 601-798-6829. Applications must be notarized and include a copy of the child’s health insurance, Milar said.

The camps will be split into two weeks. Ages 10 through 12 will have camp from June 8 to 12 and ages seven to nine will have camp from June 22 to 26. The camp will be held at South Side Lower Elementary School.