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CHAMPS camp helping keep kids safe this summer



For the 18th year in a row, the Dougherty County Sheriff's Office is sponsoring a summer camp for kids, saying it's vital to fight gangs.

This year there are 75 kids in the 2014 Champs Camp at Southside Middle School.  Sheriff Kevin Sproul says getting these kids into the structured, supervised camp daily keeps them off the streets, where gangs are out recruiting.  And it teaches them good life habits.

Dougherty County Sheriff's Office Lt. Terron Hayes said "To instill the dangers of gangs, the dangers of drugs, the dangers of alcohol.  How to make healthy decisions and choices. And how to be the best individual they can be."


There are still some openings for the CHAMPS camp.  It's $35 a week.  

You can call 344-4363 if you would like to enroll your children next week.  
The Dougherty County Sheriff's Office could use donations to help make the camp available for kids who can't afford to pay. Call the Sheriff's Office to help them protect the community's kids.

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