Caddo Sheriff announces summer camp schedule

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
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Posted by Cindy Chadwick - (318) 681-0666

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Sheriff Steve Prator announced today that applications are being accepted for youth summer camps and programs offered by the Caddo Sheriff's Office.

The annual Youth Summer Recreation Program sponsored by the Caddo Sheriff's Office kicks off May 29, providing safe, summer activities for area youngsters.

Children and teens ages 10 to 18 can participate in basketball and table games like checkers, cards and dominoes from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Mondays through Thursdays. The activities will take place in the gymnasiums at Fair Park Middle School, 3222 Greenwood Road; Green Oaks High School, 2550 Thomas E. Howard Drive; Booker T. Washington High School, 2104 Milam Street; and North Caddo High School on Airport Road in Vivian.

Each location is supervised by instructors provided by the Caddo School Board. Pre-registration is not required, and there is no fee; however, participants are required to sign in. The program will continue through July 12.

Caddo Sheriff's Camp, an overnight camp for boys ages 9-12, will be held June 10-13 in partnership with the Boy Scouts of America, Norwela Council.

The camp is free to boys who may not otherwise have a camping opportunity this summer and introduces them to the scouting program through leadership development and outdoor activities like swimming, archery, and marksmanship.

Transportation to and from camp is provided, and funding is made possible through citizen donations. Applications can be obtained from the Boy Scout office by calling 868-2774. 

Two sessions of CSI Camp will be held for children ages 11 and 12.  The dates are June 26-27 and July 10-11 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Participants will learn how to detect clues and apply CSI techniques at a mock crime scene. Campers will collect evidence, take crime scene photographs, and learn to lift and analyze fingerprints. At the end of the camp, they will be asked to analyze the clues and solve a crime.

CSI Camp will be held at Sheriff’s Safety Town. To register, call Community Programs at 681-0875.

The Caddo Sheriff's Youth Firearms Education Camp will be held July 16-20 at the Sheriff's Regional Training Academy.  Boys and girls ages 10-13 may select any day during the week to join Caddo deputies on the firing range for supervised firearms safety education and .22 rifle target shooting. In addition, campers will learn internet safety, first aid, and Stranger Danger and survival skills.

Each camp session begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. The camp is free and transportation is available if needed. Applications for the Firearms Camp can be obtained on-line at or picked up at Sheriff’s Safety Town. Applications should be mailed to the Training Academy at 15639 Highway One South, Shreveport, 71115, to complete the registration process.

Sheriff's Safety Town will offer one-day safety programs from June 4 through July 27 for groups wanting to learn more about safety.  Deputies will teach the basics of personal safety, bicycle and motor vehicle safety, fire safety, gun safety and stranger danger. Each program will be tailor fit to the group requesting it.

To organize a group program, call Sheriff’s Safety Town at 698-7233.

For questions regarding this press release, please contact Cindy Chadwick at (318) 681-0666