Applications available Monday for PD Summer Camp

Published 11:08 pm Saturday, April 9, 2011

Applications for the Picayune Police Department’s Summer Camp will be available for pick up at the Criminal Justice Center on Main Street beginning Monday.

Capt. Theresa Milar said the slots for each age group will be filled on a first come, first serve basis, which requires submission of properly completed applications. Spots will be filled by applicants who provide both completed and notarized applications and proof of medical insurance for the child, Milar said.

Each year the camp accepts about 50 children in each age group from the community to participate in in the camps’ fun activities, and to learn about life choices.

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Some of the activities include a trip to Global Wildlife in Folsom La., where children are able to get close to animals from around the globe. Other activities can include bowling, fishing, rock wall climbing and a personal hygiene presentation.

Milar said camps for two age groups will be held this summer. The camp for children ages 7 to 9, will be held from June 13 to June 17. Children of ages 10 to 12 will have camp from June 27 to July 1. A family day is held at the end of each camp where parents and children can enjoy a day of fun with a water slide and barbecue.

After all the spots have been filled, Milar said she will set up a parent night prior to the beginning of camp. Milar said parents are required to attend the parent night so they can receive a copy of the rules for the campers and the complete list of activities.

Anyone interested in sponsoring a child to attend the camp can do so for $50, which can be donated to the Picayune Police Department. The camp is free to the kids and their parents, so donations are essential. Donations and questions about the summer camp can be submitted to the police department by calling 601-798-6829.