Chenango kids have fun, build character at Sheriff's Camp

SMYRNA – Chenango County Sheriff’s Office personnel will be taking a break from their routine work this month and dedicating their time to reaching out to children at their annual summer camp in Smyrna.

The Sheriff’s Camp is free of charge for area kids ages 9 through 12, and has been in operation for 16 years at Camp Thompson in Smyrna.

For five weeks of the summer, Sheriff Ernest Cutting Jr. said it’s a place where kids can have fun surrounded by great role models, in a safe and healthy environment.

“We try to teach civic virtue, community participation and mutual respect through a number of fun outdoor activities with our staff. It’s as much fun for them as it is for the kids really. A lot of us look forward to this every year and it’s one of the most important proactive programs we do,” said Cutting.

As one might imagine, the Sheriff’s Camp has countless structured activities including sports, swimming, boating, education, group functions, and social awareness.

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