Sheriff's Office Police Athletic League Holds Summer Camps
Smiles, laughter and the happy shrieks of children at play have been the order of the day at two summer camps hosted this year by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Police Athletic League and the Putnam County School District. The Interlachen camp was held at Price Middle School from Monday June 30 to Friday July 11 and averaged 69 children per day. The Crescent City camp, held at Miller Intermediate School, began Monday July 14 and will run through Friday July 25, 2014 and is averaging 103 children per day. The age range of the majority of participants has been from six to twelve years old.
The camps are being run by School Resource supervisor, Sergeant Jon Kinney, seven additional School Resource deputies and eight PAL counselors. Organized activities include volleyball, basketball, football, dodge ball, kickball and relay races. Educational programs are also taught each day by the Resource deputies. Topics have included water safety, fire safety, CPR, music and citizenship. Free breakfast and lunch is being provided by the School District. Sheriff Jeff Hardy said “I am very pleased with the overall success of the PAL camps this year. The kids have played hard, had fun and had some interesting educational experiences as well. I would like to thank Superintendent Criswell and the School District for providing the food, facilities and athletic equipment. Their support and cooperation have made our PAL Summer camps possible”.
School Resource deputies play kickball with youngsters at the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office
Police Athletic League Summer camp in Interlachen.