Summer Camp: Police Youth Adventure Academy

Free one-week summer camp for current 5th & 6th Graders – July 21 – 258:30 am – 4:00 pm. Limited to 20 students with preference given to Amherst/UMass families.

The Amherst and The University of Massachusetts Police Departments are pleased to announce the dates of the sixth annual Police Youth Adventure Academy!

The 2014 Amherst and Umass Police Youth Adventure Academy is a ONE week program, being held Monday July 21 to Friday July 25, 2014 from 8:30AM to 4:00PM

Youth entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grades are eligible to attend. The camp is FREE and academy size is limited to 20 youth, so preference will be given to Amherst residents and UMass affiliated families (ex. parent/guardian are employees or students at UMass).

Similar to a Citizens Police Academy, students will attend morning classroom sessions held at both the Amherst and Umass Police Departments with lectures, role-plays and interactive demonstrations by Amherst and UMass police officers in the areas of law, crime scene investigation, defensive tactics, patrol procedures and internet safety, to name just a few. Most afternoon sessions will be held at our Adventure Based Ropes Course at the Norwottuck Range where we will promote teamwork, communication and strategy building.

The Amherst and UMass Police Youth Adventure Academy will provide those participating with lunch each day at the Umass Dining Common and a T-Shirt.

All students will need to have transportation to the UMass Police Department each morning for a 8:30AM start (not earlier!), and picked up each afternoon from the UMASS Police Department promptly at 4:00PM.

Questions regarding the Youth Adventure Academy can be forwarded to either Amherst Officer Bill Laramee at 413-259-3000. You can also contact UMass Officer Brian Kellogg at 413-545-2121.

Applications can be downloaded at the link below or by contacting Officer Laramee or Officer Kellogg. The application deadline is July 11, 2014, so please don’t delay!

Application is here:

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