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Spots are open for the next scheduled Kops and Kids camp

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Posted at 1:25 PM, Aug 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-26 14:29:57-04

ST. LANDRY PARISH, La. - The next girls only Kops & Kids hunting/fishing and camping adventure is scheduled for September 21 to the 22. The camp is located in St. Landry Parish with sleeping accommodations and are chaperoned by full time law enforcement officers. The Kops & Kids outdoor activities program is designed to allow children to have an opportunity to experience outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing free of charge.

The program is an effort to touch the lives of children between the ages of nine and 13, and create an atmosphere of trust between the youths and law enforcement. The children develop positive self-esteem and clarify their values on which to build a successful life.

To refer a child for a Kops & Kids adventure weekend, contact Debbie Savoy at (337) 948- 6844 and make arrangements to either pick up an application from her. Applications must be complete and sent to the St. Landry Parish Sheriff Fleet Office at 1130 West Landry Street in Opelousas, La 70570. Sheriff Guidroz and/or members of his staff will review applications and determine if the application is accepted. If accepted, (due to a limited space) you will be instructed to meet at the parish jail parking lot located at 108 South Market St. Opelousas at 8:00am sharp on the Sept. 21 and picked up on Sept. 22 at 10:00am sharp. You will be instructed what to bring. (toothbrushes, personal hygiene items, etc.)

"This will be our 32nd camp that we have sponsored, plans are underway for the next Kops and Kids boys camp in the near future," said Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz stated.