New York State Sheriff’s Association Institute, Inc.
                                            2007 NYS Sheriff’s Institute Summer Camp Program
                                                                              July 8, 2007

July 8, 2007, Public Safety Facility – Greenport, NY   Columbia County Sheriff David W. Harrison, Jr. reported today
that 7 Columbia County young people are attending the New York State Sheriff’s Association Institute’s 2007 Summer
Camp, which is located near Penn Yan in Yates County.  The NYS Sheriff’s Summer Camp is one week long and
designed to provide a solid recreational program combined with the development of a sense of good citizenship for
young people between the ages of 9 – 12 years old.  This will mark the 30th year of the camp’s operation.

The NYS Sheriff’s Summer Camp is supported by the Sheriff’s Association’s Honorary Members through their
contributions and annual dues.  This year the camp will accommodate over 800 boys and girls from across New York
State.

The Sheriff’s Summer Camp Program is designed to provide a child who ordinarily would not have the chance, an
opportunity to go away to a youth camp during the summer. The primary objective is to create positive interaction
between the kids attending the camp and the Sheriff’s and Deputy Sheriff’s who participate in the camp programs.  

Throughout the week long stay, the children observe special exhibits and demonstrations presented by Sheriff’s
Offices from across the State.  Included in these presentations are D.A.R.E. presentations, boat and bike safety
programs, law enforcement equipment and technical demonstrations, pistol and archery competitions for accuracy and
even a talent show just for fun.  Sheriff Harrison said that with thirty years of experience behind it and the effort that
has been put into the program, “the camp is first rate and a lot of fun for the kids”.

Upon completion of their stay, all children will be awarded a diploma for their participation in a program of “Good
Citizenship and Law Enforcement Studies.”

The following children from Columbia County are attending the Summer Camp this year:
Jordan Conors, Brittney Wilson, Tyler Prusky, Brian Smith, Anthony Coons, Kristophor Laursen and Krissma Ann
Laursen.

In addition to Sheriff’s T-Shirts given to each camper from the Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Harrison thanked Columbia
County Deputy Sheriff’s Benevolent Association President David Proper and the other members of the association who
purchased and donated a backpack to each child for the camp.  Additionally, Glenn Graziano, on behalf of Eckerd’
s/Rite-Aid Pharmacy, donated personal hygiene kits to each camper.  Present for this year’s send-off from the Sheriff’s
Office was: Sheriff Harrison, Lt. James Andrews, Sheriff’s Office Camp Coordinator Elvina Esselstyn, Sgt. Michael
Merante, CCDSBA President David Proper, Treasurer Peter Groll, Secretary William Hallenbeck and Eckerd/Rite-Aid
manager Glenn Graziano.
Columbia County Sheriff's Office
David W. Harrison, Jr., SHERIFF                     James R. Sweet, UNDERSHERIFF
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