MAYVILLE – The New York State Sheriff’s Institute and Chautauqua County Sheriff Jim Quattrone are seeking donations for their 42nd annual Sheriffs’ Summer Camp.
Quattrone in a release to the media this week said over the next 10 days the Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in keeping the summer camp funded.
“In these difficult economic times we cannot forget our youth who will not have the opportunity for a summer camp experience or a summer vacation,” said Sheriff Quattrone. “By becoming an honorary member you are supporting the Sheriffs’ Summer Camp for economically disadvantaged children.”
Located on Keuka Lake, Quattrone said the Sheriffs’ Camp helps on average 840 children from across the state each summer.
The institute pays the youth’s entire cost of the camp stay and transportation. Quattrone said most attending wouldn’t otherwise have an opportunity for vacation travel or a summer camp experience.
The Sheriff explained that programs combine summer recreation with activities designed to teach an understanding of, and respect for, our laws and the men and women who enforce them.
The strong camper-to-counselor ratio allows for individual attention with an emphasis on the development of self-esteem.
The Sheriffs’ Institute also operates a scholarship program that provides one scholarship to each of New York State’s Community College’s Criminal Justice Programs.
For more information about the Sheriffs’ Summer Camp and other Sheriffs’ Institute Programs, visit website, SheriffsInstitute.org.