Youth Summer Camp

/Youth Summer Camp

SCMPD Youth Summer Camp

About

The two 5-day camps will take place at Savannah State University’s Police Headquarters. SCMPD’s Juvenile Officers launched the camp in 2013, under the direction of Maj. Richard Zapal to develop rapport between youth and law enforcement officers early in life. Campers will learn skills in character building, goal setting, decision making, crime reporting, stranger danger and self-defense. Learning strategies will include guest speakers, field trips and hand-on activities. Youth also will be exposed to many aspects of college life with support from SSU.

The free camp targets children ages 8-14 of all socioeconomic backgrounds. The initiative is designed to provide youngsters with alternatives to risky or criminal behavior during the summer. All Chatham County children meeting the age requirement, however, are invited to attend.

Mission

The mission of the SCMPD Youth Summer Camp is to establish trust and rapport between Chatham County, GA’s youth and its law enforcement community by teaching skills in goal setting, decision making and good citizenship, along with the inner workings of policing under the mentorship of SCMPD staff.

Applications available now!


2016 SCMPD Youth Summer Camp Info:

  • Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Metro Police Youth Summer Camps.  The camp targets children ages 8-14 and is free of charge  SCMPD Youth Summer Camp 2016 Application
  • Each camp will run Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Beginning at 8 a.m., children can be dropped off at Savannah State University Police Headquarters, at 3219 College Street, in the Hubert C Building.

June 6th-10th Boys

June 13th-17th Girls

July 11th-15th Boys

July 18th-22nd Girls

The application deadline is Tuesday, May 1.

  • Families are invited to attend a SCMPD Youth Summer Camp informational meeting on Tuesday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m.
    • The meeting will take place in the Squad Room at SCMPD Police Headquarters, at 201 Habersham Street.
    • SCMPD staff will be present to answer all camp-related questions.
    • Applications can be completed and turned in at that time.
  • The 4 five-day camps will take place at Savannah State University’s Police Headquarters.
    • Campers will learn skills in character building, goal setting, decision making, crime reporting, stranger danger and self-defense.
    • Learning strategies will include guest speakers, field trips and hand-on activities.
    • Youth also will be exposed to many aspects of college life with support of SSU.
  • The free camp targets children ages 8-14 of all socioeconomic backgrounds.
    • The goal  is to provide youngsters with alternatives to risky or criminal behavior during the summer.
    • All Chatham County children meeting the age requirement are invited to attend.