Applications available for Police Summer Camp

Published 1:59 pm Friday, April 13, 2012

Applications are being accepted for spots in the annual Picayune Police Department Summer Camp.

Parents can pick up an application at the Criminal Justice Center on Main Street. Community Policing Officer Capt. Theresa Milar said parents will need to provide proof of insurance for their child when applying for a spot at the summer camp.

Children participate in the camp for free, but there are a limited number of spaces available. Milar said there will be two age groups with 50 spots in each age group. The age groups will be 10- to 12-year-olds and 7- to 9-year-olds.

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Every year the department holds a summer camp to give children a chance to meet police officers and learn a number of lessons, mostly about safety.

There also are fun activities the children can enjoy. Some of the activities could include a trip to Global Wildlife in Folsom La., where children can get close to and personal with animals from around the globe, or a trip to the Children’s Museum in New Orleans. Other activities can include bowling, fishing, rock wall climbing and a personal hygiene presentation. Milar said the police department also will attempt to have a K-9 and Wayne Wilson’s flight simulator make visits to the camp.

Milar said the camp will be held during two separate weeks for the two age groups. Children aged between 10- and 12-years-old will attend camp from June 11 to June 15 and children aged between 7- and 9-years-old will attend camp from June 25 to June 29.

Anyone interested in making a donation to the summer camp — donations are the camp’s primary source of funding — can call Milar at 601-798-6828.