KEUKA LAKE – The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office will be sending five children to New York State Sheriff’s Institute Summer Camp.
Sheriff Jim Quattrone announced Friday, five Chautauqua County children who otherwise would not have a summer camp experience will attend the camp free of charge.
“The campers get an insiders look at the world of law enforcement,” said Sheriff Quattrone. “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.”
The camp, located on Keuka Lake in the Finger Lakes Region of Yates County, annually gives more than 900 children from around the state a summer camp experience.
Campers will participate in 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 camp is made possible by financial support from Honorary Members of the Sheriffs’ Institute.