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By Christian Jennings - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - 25 days of summer camp came to an end Friday for over 400 south Georgia kids.

The National Youth Sports Program held a summer camp at Albany State University this summer.

Friday afternoon kids took part in the camp's closing ceremonies at the HPER gym.

Local organizations and businesses donated money and prizes to give out to the kids, everything from bicycles to radios to cameras.

Everyone went home with a prize.

The goal of the enrichment program is to keep kids out of trouble, and give them fun, productive summer activities to take part in.

"Gangs have been rampant in Dougherty county. We're just trying to be an outlet for parents to have there kids come here and be mindful of what we're trying to teach them. We're trying to give them a chance to have another step in life," said Jesse Massey, ASU Liasion Officer.

The camp started on June 3rd. Everyday kids ages 10 to 16 got to take part in math, science, and reading classes.

They also had some fun outdoors with swimming and basketball.

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