The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office announced the dates and locations for the 8th Annual Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office Shining Star Youth Camps, a program established to promote positive interaction between BCSO and children between the ages of 8 to 13.

According to the BCSO, the purpose of the program is to build life skills, instill confidence and develop self esteem. The curriculum includes a wide range of activities that will incorporate teamwork, physical fitness and general information about the Sheriff’s Office.

The program is a cooperative effort by several public safety and public service agencies throughout Baldwin County, and it provides knowledge in a safe and fun environment, according to a press release.

Activities include drug awareness with K-9 demonstrations, crime scene investigations, firearms safety, boating safety, fire safety, physical health information, bowling, obstacle courses, guest speakers, a family fun day and many other activities.

The BCSO will conduct four Shining Star Youth Camps throughout the summer break in 2016.

The camps will be held at the following locations:

Spanish Fort Middle School — June 15-17
Fairhope Intermediate School — June 29-July 2
Central Baldwin Middle School — July 20-23
Baldwin County High School — August 3-6.

The camp staff is comprised of volunteers from the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office and other participating agencies, and costs $30 for each participant. The fee covers all camp activities and includes a 2016 t-shirt.

The BCSO stresses that space is limited. Applications are available at BCSO offices, but can also be downloaded from the the BCSO website.

For more information contact Tracey Jones at 251-972-6890.