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St. Landry Parish Kops and Kids Camp scheduled for end of July

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Posted at 10:54 PM, Jul 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-15 23:54:30-04

ST LANDRY PARISH — Spots are open for the next scheduled "Boys Only" Kops and Kids Camp.

Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz says that the next camp is scheduled for July 27 to July 28, 2019. The camp located in St. Landry Parish has sleeping accommodations and is 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," Guidroz said.

According to the sheriff's office, the program is an effort to touch the lives of children between the ages of 9 and 13, the formative years, and create an atmosphere of trust between the youths and law enforcement. The ultimate goal is to mentor youths in order that they help themselves complete their education and achieve economic self-sufficiency, and meaningful value to society. The children develop positive self-esteem and clarify their values on which to build a successful life.

Children ages 9 to 13 is eligible to attend. To refer a child for a Kops & Kids adventure weekend, contact Debbie Venable at (337) 948- 6844 to make arrangements to receive an application.

Applications must be completed and sent to the St. Landry Parish Sheriff Fleet Office at 1130 West Landry Street in Opelousas, LA. 70570.

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 July 27 and for picked up on July 28 at 10:00am sharp. You will be instructed what to bring.