SAVANNAH, GA. (April 7, 2022): The Savannah Police Department is accepting applications for its Police Athletic/Activities League Summer Camp.
The annual summer camp program will be returning for the first time since 2019. The deadline application is May 1, with camp sessions beginning in June.
The camp is free and for children ages 8-14. The initiative is designed to provide youth with a fun and safe environment for the summer as well as inspire them to strive to go to college. The camp is open to children who are Savannah residents.
Campers will learn skills in character building, goal setting, decision making, crime reporting, web safety, self-defense and much more. Learning strategies will include guest speakers, field trips and hands-on activities. Campers will also be exposed to many aspects of college life with the support of Savannah State University.
There will be two one-week camps for boys and girls:
Boys – June 20-24
Girls – June 27-July 1
The camps will take place at Savannah State University’s Police Headquarters. Each camp will run Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Beginning at 8 a.m., camp participants may be dropped off at SSU Police Headquarters at 3219 College Street, in the Hubert C Building. Lunch will be provided at no cost to families.
The application deadline is May 1 at 5 p.m. At that time, the application process will begin to make the selection of children accepted into the camp. There is a limited number of spots available. Applications are available for pickup and return at police headquarters and all precincts.
Savannah Police Department’s Juvenile Officers Unit launched the camp in 2014 under the direction of Major Richard Zapal (retired) to develop rapport between youth and the law enforcement community early in life. It is now overseen by Cpl Dion Hurley.
SPD Headquarters, 201 Habersham St.
Eastside Precinct, 2250 E. Victory Drive
Northwest Precinct, 102 E. Lathrop Ave.
Central Precinct, 1710 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Southside Precinct, 7804 Abercorn St., Suite 118