WINTHROP – Fifth- and sixth-graders from across Maine will gather on Wednesday, June 18, at Camp POSTCARD (Police Officers Striving To Create And Reinforce Dreams) for a week of summer camp. The program offers children traditional summer camp activities combined with educational opportunities.

For the 10th year, Volunteers of America Northern New England is partnering with the Maine Sheriffs’ Association and the Maine DARE Officers Association to provide the summer youth advocacy program. Due to donations of money, food, supplies and time, Camp POSTCARD is free to all the children who attend.

The week-long program is being held June 18 to 24. Demonstration Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, June 23. A daylong event where children have the opportunity to see exhibits, displays and demonstrations on a variety of activities.

At 5 p.m., volunteer leaders, who are law enforcement professionals, will wear their uniforms for the first time during camp and march in formation to the awards ceremony. Then campers will receive recognition from their leaders for their outstanding achievements during the week.

For more information, contact Glenn Michaels at 373-1140 or [email protected]

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