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 Major 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 youth 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’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!


2017 SCMPD Youth Summer Camp Info:

  • Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Metro Police Youth Summer Camps.  The camp targets children ages 8-14 and is free of charge  2017 SCMPD Youth Camp 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 12th-16th Boys

June 19th-23rd Girls

July 10th-14th Boys

July 17th-21st Girls

The application deadline is Tuesday, May 1.

  • 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.