Participants still being accepted for adventure camp

Published 8:57 pm Monday, July 2, 2018

The Adventure Leadership Camp is still accepting participants as its start date closes in. The four-day activity filled adventure will be held at the Warner Scout Reservation’s Camp Tukabatchee located at 2109 County Road 59 in Prattville.

Leith Wilson, director of the Adventure Leadership Camp, said the camp provides a way for youth to engage and build relationships with local law enforcement.

“This is a joint project started by former Selma Police Department Chief, Chief Riley,” he said. “It was started as a way to give youth in our area an opportunity to have an outdoor camp experience while being introduced to some of our police officers. We’re hoping to build better relationships with our teenagers and police officers.”

The only requirement is that the boys and girls are between the ages of 12 and 17.

The community has also played a part in assisting the local students in being able to attend the camp.

“We try to get sponsors from our local business in the community, so the kids can go,” he said. “There’s no fee for the participants.”

The four days are filled with activities such as swimming, canoeing, fishing and archery.

“It helps to give them the outdoor experience,” Wilson said. “For some, it’s the first time they’ve been outdoors camping and doing some of the activities they will do at camp.”

The youth will also learn more about responsibility, making good choices, proper communication and cooperation with law enforcement.

“It will empower them to make those big decisions along their own course,” Wilson said.

Members of the Selma Police Department, Montgomery Police Department, Montgomery Sheriff’s Department and Prattville Police Department will participate during the activities.

Wilson said the entire program is designed for the youth to have an overall learning experience.

“It’s a great opportunity for the youth to learn about others as well as themselves,” he said.

For more information or to register for the camp, call Wilson at (334) 419-0567 or email cranebsa@gmail.com.