Fifteen Area Youth Off To Sheriffs’ Camp

Photo courtesy of Sheriff William Schrom

Fifteen area kids are on their way to the New York State Sheriffs’ Institute Summer Camp, according to Chemung County Sheriff William Schrom. The camp, located on Keuka Lake in the Finger Lakes Region of YatesCounty, offers a week of wholesome summer fun while at the same time learning about law enforcement.

Now in its 43rd year of operation, the camp will accommodate over 900 boys and girls between
the ages of 9 and 12 from across New York State this summer. The campers attend at no charge.
Made possible by the generous financial support of the Honorary Members of the Sheriffs’
Institute, the Sheriff’s Summer 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 Sheriff Schrom. “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, Inc. The
Sheriffs’ Institute was 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.

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