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Allegany County Sheriff Whitney Sends Local Kids to Summer Camp

Sheriffs to host 900 campers this summer at Camp Iroquois

Belmont, NY (July 10, 2017) – Ten young people from Allegany County left on Sunday for the New York State Sheriffs’ Institute 2017 Summer Camp.

The youngsters set off for Camp Iroquois, located on Keuka Lake in the Finger Lakes Region of Yates County, for a week of wholesome summer fun.

Now in its 41st year of operation, the camp will accommodate over 900 boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 12 from across New York State this summer. The campers attend at no charge.

Made possible by the generous financial support of the Honorary Members of the Sheriffs’ Institute, the Sheriffs’ Summer Camp provides a solid recreational program while stressing basic values and good citizenship.

“The campers get an insider’s look at the world of law enforcement,” said Sheriff Whitney. “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.”

Campers participate in typical camp activities, like 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 Sheriffs’ Summer Camp is a program of the New York State Sheriffs’ Institute, Inc. The Sheriffs’ Institute was established in 1979 with the mission to assist the office of the sheriff in advancing education in the criminal justice community, preventing juvenile delinquency, and supporting victims of crime and their families. Visit www.nysheriffsinstitute.org.

Sheriff Whitney with the attendees before they board the bus to summer camp