The Kentucky Sheriff's Boys and Girls Ranch allows dozens of local children to go to camp each year and 2011 is no exception.
All across the state thousands of youth will be given a once in a lifetime opportunity by attending the ranch. They will be enjoying a week of excitement, while gathering tons of memories that will last a lifetime.
“We send these kids to give them an opportunity they might not get otherwise,” said Sheriff Rick Clemons. “There is no fee charged to the children who go and the event is paid for by the individuals and businesses that donate money.”
With programs such as swimming, arts and crafts, nature studies, sports, music and theater the children, ages eight through 11, are sure to have fun while at they camp.
The camp’s theme is “I Can” and it is the goal is to teach the children not to let what they cannot do interfere with what they can do.
The camp is funded entirely by memberships, individual and corporate donations, along with fundraisers sponsored by various sheriff's departments around the state.
This year the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office is participating in the raffle of a 2011 Jeep Wrangle giveaway
benefit. The $10 tax deductible may do more than just send a kid to camp you have the opportunity to win the
“This will be the fourth year the sheriff's department has participated in this camp. We feel it is a good way for
several youngsters, who would not get a chance like this, to enjoy the camping experience,” said Clemons about
the program. “I am always looking for ways to help our kids be a little bit better and this is a good thing.”
Special awards are presented to the campers during the campfire based on achievement, development and
sportsman- like conduct, In addition. A Camper of the Week is awarded each week based on the camper with the
best behavior and all around good sport.
Since 1975 those that support the camp have dedicated themselves to preventing juvenile delinquency through
the positive program of help and hope for young people in Kentucky.
The Ranch enjoys a reputation of excellence at all levels. Since it began the Ranch has grown and been
beneficial to all who work at and attend.
Any child, ages eight through 11, who wishes to attend the ranch can pick up an application at the Grayson
County Sheriff’s Office at 20 Public Square. To make a donation to the camp, purchase a raffle ticket or for
more information contact Sheriff Rick Clemons at (270) 259 3024.