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LCSO camp provides summer fun for kids
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Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes stands with campers on a visit to Fort Stewart.
Seventeen boys and girls were treated to a youth camp hosted by the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office. This is the second year the LCSO made the camp possible for local youths.
Sheriff Steve Sikes said the boys and girls were treated to a fishing trip, a Savannah Bananas baseball game and bowling and laser tag on post.
Sikes said some of the kids were from low-income families who didn’t have the means of placing their kids in summer programs.
“Without this camp, some of these kids would not have had the chance to experience these fun events,” Sikes said.
The sheriff added that other campers were children of deputies, as well as other kids from the community.
“These kids come from all walks of life and different backgrounds. But they all came together during camp and had a great time.”
Sikes said the kids enjoyed bonding with deputies and other law enforcement officers, as well. He said it’s important that children know they can approach and trust their local law enforcement officers.
Sikes said he appreciated his deputies and staff who volunteered during their free time by helping to care for and chaperone the kids at the various events.
He also thanked Fort Stewart Military Police and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Last Thursday, the folks from the regional DNR office taught the children about wildlife and how to identify different species of snakes.
The Military Police allowed the children to see and experience the inside of a patrol vehicle. The kids got to turn on the lights and sit behind the wheel of a parked patrol car.
LCSO Capt. David Edwards said each camper caught fish and for a few campers it was a first time experience.
Sikes said he was thankful to the supporters who made the camp possible.

“This was all privately funded through donations,” Sikes said. “When it came time to put this together I picked up the phone and called a few people who didn’t even hesitate to step up for the cause.”

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