OCSO Sixth Annual Boys Leadership Camp

Ends This Friday June 5th

Emily Gill
June 03, 2020 - 3:14 pm
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The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office and the School District of Oconee County is announcing today that the sixth annual Boys Leadership Camp is ongoing this week.

The camp, which consists of 27 students, will conclude with an award’s ceremony at the Walhalla Middle School Auditorium this Friday, June 5th at 1pm.

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The following is a list of activities that has already occurred or will occur this week involving the student’s, officials from the School District and School Resource Officers from the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office:

Monday: gun safety and shooting pellet rifles, plus, a visit to the Oconee County Rock Quarry

Tuesday: fishing and hiking to Station Cove Falls

Wednesday: a hike to the Chattooga River and the teaching of survival skills

Thursday: zip lining at Wild Water in Longcreek

Friday: wiffle ball and team building skills; the award’s ceremony

“Investing our time into the lives of these young men is one of the best ways for law enforcement to serve our community and build positive relationships,” says Oconee County Sheriff Mike Crenshaw.   “We hope this group will take the activities this week and continue to build upon it as they grow and make decisions in their life.”

 “For the last five years, the School District and the Sheriff’s Office have successfully worked with and mentored young men who needed some extra support in their life,” according to Lt. Mark Lyles of the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office.  “Mrs. Hughes (Evie) and I felt it was important to continue the camp this year, in light of what these young men have been dealing with for the past three months.  The students who are part of this year’s camp were very excited to be able to participate.  Activities looked a little different this year because all of them are being held outside.  The team building, mentoring and building respect and trust with our School Resource Officers has been the same this year as in the past year’s camps”

 “Making a difference in these young men’s lives has always been our focus,” according to Evie Hughes, Director of Student Services for the School District of Oconee County.  “Our two seniors, who have been a part of our camp for the last four years, will be recognized at the Award’s Ceremony this Friday at the Walhalla Middle School Auditorium.  They are Dennis Bramlett from West-Oak High School and Declan Kapusta from Walhalla High School.”

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