Loudoun County, VA – The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office announced today that applications for the 24th Annual McGruff Safety Camps will be made available on Tuesday, April 24, 2012. The applications can be downloaded at www.loudoun.gov/sheriff and must be mailed to: Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, 37 Catoctin Circle, SE Leesburg, VA 20175. Applications that are dropped off or faxed will not be accepted.
“Due to popular demand, the Sheriff’s Office is offering morning and afternoon camps. The dates for the weeklong camps will be June 25th – June 29th, July 9th – July 13th, and July 16th – July 20th. All camps run Monday through Friday from 8:30AM to 11AM and 12:30PM to 3PM,” said Liz Mills, spokeswoman for the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.
The camps, which will be held at Evergreen Mill Elementary in Leesburg, allow children who are entering kindergarten and first grade to learn various topics on safety including fire safety, bicycle safety and 9-1-1 emergencies. Throughout the week children in the camp will have an opportunity to meet law enforcement officers, K-9 officers, plus a chance to see law enforcement and fire/rescue vehicles firsthand.
Registration forms should be downloaded at www.loudoun.gov/sheriff. Please check our website beginning at 9 a.m. on April 24, 2012.
The camps began back in the summer of 1988 and have continued every summer through a joint effort between the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Services.