Albany County Sheriff’s Office announces 2012 Summer Camp | News
On Friday, Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple announced that 12 children from the county are attending the New York State Sheriffs' Association Institute's 2012 Summer Camp.
This year, the camp will accommodate over 900 boys and girls from across New York State.
“The Sheriffs’ Summer Camp Program is designed to provide a child who ordinarily would not have the chance, an opportunity to go away during the summer.” Sheriff Apple pointed out that, “The primary objective is to create a positive interaction between the kids attending camp and the Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs who participate in the camp programs. We have found from experience during the first 35 summer camps that the kids develop a renewed respect and understanding for the men and women who enforce our laws. The deputies become their friends and in some cases substitute parents for a week,” said Sheriff Apple.