Sheriff DuBois sends local kids to summer camp

Goshen. Sheriffs to host 900 campers this summer at Keuka Lake in the Finger Lakes region.

Aug 09 2019 | 12:26 PM

Sheriff Carl DuBois is sending 13 deserving children to the New York State Sheriffs’ Institute Summer Camp for a week of wholesome summer fun.

The camp is located on Keuka Lake in the Finger Lakes Region of Yates County.

Now in its 43rd year, the camp will accommodate more than 900 boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 12 from across New York State this summer. The campers attend at no charge because of financial support from the Honorary Members of the Sheriffs’ Institute.

The camp provides a solid recreational program while stressing basic values and good citizenship.

“The campers get an insiders’ look at the world of law enforcement,” said DuBois. “By working with and learning from the Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs at the camp, the kids develop a deeper respect for and understanding of the men and women who enforce our laws.”

Campers participate in typical camp activities like archery, sailing, boating, hiking, and talent shows. They also experience technical and safety demonstrations by deputy sheriffs, such as scuba diving, K-9 handling, bicycle safety, and boating safety.

The Sheriffs’ Summer Camp is a program of the New York State Sheriffs’ Institute, established in 1979 with the mission to assist the office of the Sheriff in advancing education in the criminal justice community, preventing juvenile delinquency, and supporting victims of crime and their families. For more information visit nysheriffsinstitute.org.