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Sheriff’s Summer Youth Camp Cancelled

After a review of Governor Brian Kemp’s guidelines for organizations who plan to host “Summer Camps,” and out of an abundance of caution, the Troup County Sheriff’s Office have had to make the tough decision to cancel the 2020 Sheriff’s Academy for Youth, also known as SAY camp.

“While we looked at all options we felt we could not take the risk of one child or staff member becoming sick. We do plan to possibly showcase various parts of our agency through a “virtual camp” in July,” said the Sheriff’s Office in a press release.

“SAY camp has always been a highlight of our summer and we look forward to seeing everyone in 2021.”

Normally, the Sheriff’s Office hosts around 50 children each summer for two one-week day camps. The program is designed to show kids what it’s like to work in law enforcement. The camp functions as a traditional summer day camp, where parents drop off registered kids at the Sheriff’s Office each morning and pick them up later in the afternoon.

This year would have marked the eighth year that Sheriff James Woodruff hosted the camps, which are normally headed up by Sgt. Stewart Smith.