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Clark County children camp at Kentucky Sheriff’s Ranch

The summer camping program at the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Boys and Girls Ranch officially opened to campers for its 42nd season June 11.

The camp runs throughout June and July, serving both boys and girls alternating weeks, throughout the camp season.

The ranch is a non-profit organization, serving Kentucky’s youth through a camping program designed to build their self-esteem, while teaching them respect for themselves, others and law enforcement professionals.

The camp is free to the campers, thanks to the dedication and support of sheriffs, members and contributors.

The cost of serving the children is about $500 per week per child.

“In addition to regular camp activities such as camp fires, arts and crafts, nature, sports, swimming, fishing, archery, etc, the campers also enjoy visits from local volunteer organizations, fire safety program by the Gilbertsville Fire Department, a drug awareness education program by the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office and the McCracken County Child Watch program,” Kentucky Sheriff’s Ranch Executive Director Jerry Wagner said. “It is a week filled with fun and learning and our hope is for the campers to create a lifetime of memories during their stay, as well as learn the values of respect and other life skills.”

Boys in attendance the week of June 25 are from Bullitt, Calloway, Clark, Franklin, Garrard, Marshall, Owen, Pike, Trigg, Union, Wolfe and Woodford counties.

For more information about the ranch, call 270-362-8660.