Since 2017, the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office has been approved to host 60 students from middle schools throughout Chesterfield County through a grant program offered by the Office of the Attorney General. After a two year hiatus we are planning to hold our fourth annual camp but unfortunately that grant funding is not available. Our Summer Camp includes outdoor events such as hiking, swimming, relays, as well as team building activities. We also provide tours of our court and jail facility and
educational activities that place particular emphasis on how laws apply to middle school students in their everyday lives. Additionally, breakfast and lunch are provided to the students each day at no cost to the parent or guardian. This is a one-week camp that is primarily manned by sworn and civilian Sheriff’s Office staff and volunteers. Sheriff Leonard has committed to use operational budget funds to support our camp because of the positive impact is has already had on previous student attendees. This
ADOPT-A-VAN initiative provides an opportunity to curb costs associated with renting transport vehicles. Over half of the funds associated with the camp are allocated to rent 5 twelve passenger vans (like pictured above) which are used to transport students throughout the week. We are asking local businesses to ADOPT-A-VAN (cost of the rental) and have your business logo displayed on the vehicle as we transport students throughout the county during that week (August 1-5). The reallocated funds will allow us to provide additional recreation activities, school supplies, student recognitions and much needed camp supplies. We ask that your business/organization consider contributing to this initiative to support our continued effort to positively impact our Chesterfield County students.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, PLEASE CONTACT CAPTAIN ERIC JONES