C.H.A.M.P.S camp aims to keep your kids safe over the summer

C.H.A.M.P.S camp aims to keep your kids safe over the summer

DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) - There’s a free summer camp this year for your kids to learn about the dangers of drugs and gangs.

The Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office will host the Choosing Healthy Activities and Methods Promoting Safety, or C.H.A.M.P.S, camp.

It’s a free camp for Dougherty County students ages 6 to 14-years-old.

The goal is to keep students busy this summer and off of the streets.

The camp is five weeks long, but the officers will check on the students long after it ends.

“So that we can continue to interact with them and keep them on the path of choosing healthy activities and promoting safety. Even after them leaving camp and graduating high school, we still keep up with them and make sure they’re in lines to have a good life,” said Major Pamela Johnson with the Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office.

Dougherty County commissioners are sponsoring the camp, giving the organizers $10,000.

They'll have safety lessons, but also go to the movies and even an amusement park.

The camp will start on May 28.

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