Sheriff's Adventure Camp -
The Sheriff’s Adventure Camp is hosted annually by the Department of Youth Services and seeks to serve a diverse group of students who attend middle and high schools. The camp provides students an opportunity to create bonds with each other and with law enforcement. Each day provides a series of activities which promotes cooperative learning in a fun, adventurous environment. In addition to becoming CPR certified and learning how to properly use an AED, students also learn about financial literacy. Students participate in team building exercises and visit a variety of local establishments which offer an adventure. Each week, the students are involved in a community service project to emphasize the importance of helping others. School Resource Deputies work closely with DISC Villages New Horizons Program counselors who serve an integral role in the development and counseling of youth. Students attending the Adventure Camp are afforded the opportunity to meet the Leon County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team, witness a slight demonstration, and have lunch with the Sheriff and his command staff.
This signature program is offered for three weeks during the summer. The camp is limited to no more than 30 students per session. Typically, there are two boy’s sessions and one girl’s session. An application is required to participate, but there is no cost for this camp.
The Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranch - The Florida Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches provide a positive camping experience for many of Florida's deserving children. The purpose of the camps is to provide a wholesome atmosphere and positive camping experience for boys and girls (ages 10-15). The camp also provides an opportunity for deputy sheriffs and other law enforcement volunteers to personally engage youth youngsters and form positive, healthy relationships. Campers live among their peers, learning how to share and function properly within a group setting. Every day contains a healthy balance between work and play, proving valuable lessons for maturing youth. Participating Leon County youth attend the Caruth Camp-Inglis/Yankeetown at no cost. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.youthranches.org/index.php/our-services/summer-camps.html