Halifax Regional Police (HRP), RCMP Halifax District and the Halifax Regional School Board (HRSB) will host the 8th Annual Cops ‘n Kids Camp from October 1-2. The camp, open to both boys and girls in Grade 7, is sponsored by Tim Horton Children’s Foundation and held at the Tim Horton Children’s Camp in Tatamagouche.
The participating organizations have invited a total of 60 youth from Grade 7 and 12 junior leaders from Grades 10-12 from across Halifax Regional Municipality. Police officers and volunteers from HRP, RCMP, HRM Recreation and the Military Police, will serve as counsellors/leaders at the camp.
The camp is a way to “bridge the gap” between police and youth by establishing and maintaining positive relationships and fostering connections between officers and youth. The programming focuses on co-operation, self-confidence, personal value/worth, self-esteem building, making positive life choices, achievement of goals through team building and goal setting as well as promoting healthy physical and emotional well being.