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Applicants sought for Virginia Rules Camp

Registration is now open for the 2017 Virginia Rules Summer Camp. The Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with the Attorney General’s Office to bring this exciting, adventurous, and law education camp to the youth of Middlesex County. The camp will be hosted by Camp Piankatank in Hartfield.

Virginia Rules Camp is Virginia’s state-specific law-related education program for middle and high school students. The program is specifically geared toward youth between the ages of 12 and 15; however, rising middle schools students are encouraged to apply. The purpose of Virginia Rules is to educate youth about Virginia laws and help them develop skills to make sound decisions, avoid breaking laws, and become active citizens of their schools and community.

Four of 19 valuable Virginia Rules lessons will be instructed during the Camp. This year those will include (1) Give It, Get It, A Trusted Relationship with Youth and Police Officers; (2) Prescription Drugs; (3) Child Labor Laws; and (4) Keeping your Driver’s License.  

The campers will take a pre-test, have a lesson, and then follow up with a post-test the next day. Between lessons, campers will enjoy some summer fun including canoeing, archery, swimming and other outside games.  

Campers will be provided breakfast, lunch and a daily snack.

Camp begins on Monday, August 7, and runs through Friday, August 11. Camp starts at 8 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Camp ends at 2 p.m. on Friday.

This year the camp will accept 50 campers. Contact Deputy Melinda Hart at St. Clare Walker Middle School or Deputy Chris Gatling at Middlesex High School. Applications will be available at both schools and should be returned to the same location once completed. Applications are now available and should be turned in no later than May 1.

The camp also is in need of volunteers and donations. If you are interested in helping out or providing some type of financial assistance or other donation, contact Deputy Hart at (804) 854-6376.

posted 03.15.2017

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