County children attending summer camp program

MAYVILLE – Chautauqua County Sheriff Joseph A. Gerace announced Monday that 15 children from the county are attending the New York State Sheriffs’ Association Institute’s 2014 Summer Camp. The camp is designed to provide a solid recreational program combined with the development of a sense of good citizenship. This will mark the 37th year of the camp’s operation.

The Sheriffs’ Summer Camp, located near Penn Yan in Yates County, is supported by the Sheriffs’ Association Institute’s Honorary Members through their contributions and annual dues. This year the camp will accommodate over 900 deserving boys and girls from across the state.

Sheriff Gerace said, “This is a great opportunity for our county youth and I personally thank Chautauqua County residents for donating and making this possible.”

Throughout the week-long stay, the children observe special exhibits and demonstrations presented by Sheriffs’ Offices from across the state. Included in these presentations are D.A.R.E. presentations, boat and bike safety programs, law enforcement equipment and technical demonstrations, pistol and archery competitions for accuracy and even a talent show just for fun.

Upon completion of their stay, all children will be awarded a diploma for their participation in a program of “Good Citizenship and Law Enforcement Studies.”