Shreveport Police kick-off summer fun

By Jade Cunningham | jcunningham@ktalnews.tv

Published 06/04 2014 01:51PM

Updated 06/04 2014 01:59PM

The Shreveport Police Department gets ready for some summer fun, with five free youth camps.

"This is a way that we straighten our community, through our children and adults," said officer Gregory Washington. "This is a great program that we have. We build a great repore and just like our Mission Statement, this is how we get the community to make this city the next great city of the South."

The first camp, 'Girls are Butterflies Too', starts this Friday.

Others include: 'Fishing Camp', 'Law & Youth', 'Boy's Enrichment Camp', and the 'Basketball Camp.'

All are free and open to those 10-17 years of age.

The camps are geared towards teaching leadership, self-esteem, combating juvenile activity components with the criminal justice system, and to encourage character development.

This year's camp will host over 500 youth and teens.

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