Sheriff Steve Prator announced today that applications are being accepted for several youth summer camps and programs offered by the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office.
Activities include everything from gun safety education and target shooting to pick-up basketball games. Below is a list of camps and activities:
- The annual Youth Summer Recreation Program sponsored by the Caddo Sheriff's Office kicks off June 6, providing safe, summer activities for area youngsters, Prator said.
Children and teens ages 10 to 18 can participate in basketball and table games like checkers, cards and dominoes from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. The activities will take place in the gymnasiums at North Caddo High School on Airport Road in Vivian; Fair Park Middle School, 3222 Greenwood Rd; Booker T. Washington High School, 2104 Milam Street; and Woodlawn High School, 7340 Wyngate Blvd.
Each location is supervised by instructors provided by the Caddo School Board. Pre-registration is not required, and there is no fee; however, participants are required to sign in. The program will continue through July 11.
For more information on the summer youth program, call the sheriff's Community Programs Section at 681-0875.
- Sheriff's Safety Town will offer one-day safety programs from June 16 through July 29 for groups wanting to learn more about safety. Deputies will teach the basics of personal safety, bicycle and motor vehicle safety, fire safety, gun safety and stranger danger. Each program will be tailor fit to the group requesting it.
To organize a group program, call Sheriff’s Safety Town at 698-SAFE (7233).
- The Caddo Sheriff's Youth Firearms Education Camp will be held July 11-13 at the Sheriff's Regional Training Academy. Boys and girls ages 10-13 may select any day during the week to join Caddo deputies on the firing range for supervised firearms safety education and .22 rifle target shooting. In addition, campers will learn internet safety, first aid and survival skills.
Each camp session begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. The camp is free and transportation is available if needed. Applications for the Firearms Camp can be obtained on-line at www.caddosheriff.org 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.