August 09, 2013 –
Mike Holt, left, and John Calvert, who are officers with the Tribal Police Department, were helping with the swim activity today at the Jackson County Sheriff’s Camp for Kids being held at Banner Reservoir near Holton, Kansas.
MAYETTA: Over 270 kids are participating in the annual Jackson County Sheriff”s Camp for Kids that began yesterday and will end today at Banner Creek Reservoir. PBPN law enforcement officers and members of the Tribal Fire department have also been helping with the event.
According to Tim Morse, Jackson County sheriff, the camp keeps getting bigger every year. Held annually since 2001, it is a good time for children to get together to enjoy outdoor activities and to also learn the positive side of law enforcement and how to be safe.
Kids were divided into teams named by colors and were involved in various water activities like canoeing, fishing and swimming and land activities like archery, an obstacle course, and a moon walk. Breakfast and lunch was served each day and campers were given t-shirts and other goody bags.
Sheriff Morse told the News that since the camp’s inception the PBPN had always been involved. The fire department showcases their fire trucks and provides paramedics and staff and the police department is also providing vehicles and staff to help run the camp. Morse said that the tribe had also financially supported the camp generously in the past.