PPB Youth Camp Still Has Openings

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May 16, 2014 09:35

  

Spaces are still available in the Portland Police Bureau's 2nd annual Youth Summer Camp, June 16-20, 2014. The camp will be held primarily at Centennial High School (3505 SE 182nd Avenue, Gresham, OR) and various archery and fishing locations. The camp is open to youth ages 8-14; spaces are available in most sports, including martial arts, boys and girls basketball, soccer, tennis, crazy science, journalism/photography, wrestling, baseball, boxing, bowling, volleyball, golf and football.

The camp cost is $35 for the week and includes lunch and a T-shirt. The fee is $20 for those youth who participate in a free or reduced lunch program at their schools. Scholarships are also available on a limited basis for those who qualify.

Camp Specifics
Local police officers, high school and college coaches from the surrounding area and PPB/YSD staff work together to make the camp a unique experience for youth. Officers and coaches work with campers to develop specific sports skills and foster good sportsmanship. All youth ages 8-14, who live in the Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas and Clark County areas are eligible to participate, and a minimum of 51% of youth must qualify for free or reduced lunch program. Space is limited to 500 youth.

The PPB Youth Summer Camp uses sports instruction and competition as a vehicle to enhance self-esteem, to promote respect for oneself and also reinforce the importance of education to one's future, and to promote active, healthy lifestyles.

Applications are available for downloading at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/index.cfm?&a=445959

For more information, contact Captain Chris Uehara, Camp Director - 503-823-5721.

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