Gulfport Police Department offering youth summer camps

Want to get the kids out of the house this summer? The Gulfport Police Department is offering four camps for your kids to be a part of.

Children can learn how to cast a line or make a hole-in-one with the department. GPD will have a fishing and golfing camp this summer.

Each camp allows 15 children to enroll. Children must be between the ages of eight and 13 for golfing and nine and 13 for fishing.

It is completely free to register and supplies are provided.

Chief Adam Cooper says these camps give children a chance to try something new and form bonds with police officers. “It’s always good when you can get a young person and a police officer together in a circumstance where they understand that we are human beings and we are there to help. Cause sometimes we’re not always… meet in the best circumstances. It’s usually a tragedy or an emergency, and they don’t really understand what’s going on or why the police have to be involved in certain circumstances, so if they know us on a personal level before we arrive on a scene during an emergency, it’s always good.”

The first camp starts June 12th. For more information or to apply, you can contact GPD Community Relations at 228-868-5703 or visit their Facebook page.

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