Get ready for Sheriffs' Camp! 150 students from all across the state will attend the West Virginia Sheriffs' Association's Youth Leadership Academy July 20-25.
The camp is a challenging and fun-filled week of educational and recreation activities for 8th graders. The camp is held at Camp Virgil Tate in rural Kanawha County. The Kanawha County Sheriff's Office originally started the camp in 1957. In 1994, the Academy became part of educational programs of the West Virginia Sheriffs' Association.
The WV Sheriff's camp is a great opportunity for the kids of WV to learn about law enforcement and develop their leadership skills. I'm proud to be a part of this worthwhile experience," Logan County Sheriff Eddie Hunter said.
The camp is a non-profit venture funded by private donations. The camp costs for one student are around $400 for the week. The Association asks that the student pay a $75 registration fee, and then the Association makes up the difference. If a student can not pay the fee, the Association covers all of their costs. Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law. You can obtain further information by going to the web-site: www.wvsheriff.org
Applications can be picked up at Logan County Sheriff's Office, Room 209, at the courthouse or at your local school.