Chemung County Sheriff Bill Schrom stopped by 18 News Today to discuss the New York State Sheriffs’ Institute Summer Camp.
15 deserving students will have the chance to go to Keuka Lake for a week of summer fun. The camp accommodates over 900 kids between the ages of 9 and 12 from across New York State. The campers attend at no charge, made possible by the financial support of the Honorary Members of the Sheriffs’ Institute.
The Sheriffs’ Summer Camp provides a solid recreational program while stressing basic values and good citizenship. The campers get the chance to interact with law enforcement on a level that may not normally interact with them.
Campers will participate in various activities, including archery, sailing, boating, hiking, and talent shows. They will also experience technical and safety demonstrations by deputy sheriffs such as scuba diving, K-9 handling, bicycle safety and boating safety.