CPSO Youth Firearms Safety Education Camp now in its 17th year

Thursday, June 13, 2019
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Posted by Cindy Chadwick - (318) 681-0666

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Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator announced today that applications are being accepted for the Caddo Sheriff's Youth Firearms Safety Education Camp, which will be held July 15-17 at the Sheriff's Regional Training Academy. 

Boys and girls ages 10-13 may select any of the three days to join Caddo deputies on the firing range for supervised firearms safety education and .22 rifle target shooting. Each participant is paired with a deputy who provides individual instruction. The camp will also include Air Soft sports, use of the shooting simulator, games, and water activities including slides and a dunk tank where campers can dunk a deputy.

Each camp session begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. The camp is free and transportation is available if needed.

This is the 17th year that Sheriff Prator has offered the camp to Caddo Parish youngsters. As a young boy, Prator attended a similar shooting camp hosted by Sheriff J. Howell Flournoy.

"The response to this camp has always been great, but beyond having a good time, we are teaching some valuable lessons that will keep your children safe," he said. "If you don't have a gun in your home, I guarantee your child is visiting friends or family who have a gun in their home. It's important that they know what to do if they come across one." 

Applications for the Firearms Safety Education Camp can be obtained on-line at www.caddosheriff.org under the camps/classes tab or picked up at Sheriff’s Safety Town. Applications should be mailed to the Training Academy at 15639 Highway One South, Shreveport, 71115, to complete the registration process.



For questions regarding this press release, please contact Cindy Chadwick at (318) 681-0666