Registration for the Las Cruces Police Department’s popular Youth Leadership Summer Camp will be held May 1.
The free camp – hosted by LCPD’s School Resource Officers and sponsored by New Mexico State University’s Stan Fulton Endowed Chair, Dr. Blanca E. Araujo – includes six 1-week sessions set to begin June 1, June 7, June 21, June 28, July 19 and July 26.
A drive-thru registration for the camp will be held on Saturday, May 1, at Lynn Middle School.
Parents or guardians can register their youth, ages 11-15 or at least entering 6th Grade, for only one of the six sessions.
- Session 1: June 1-4.
- Session 2: June 7-11.
- Session 3: June 21-25.
- Session 4: June 28-July 2.
- Session 5: July 19-23.
- Session 6: July 26-July 30.
The Youth Leadership Summer Camp will run from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day at Lynn Middle School. The camp will follow Covid-19 safety protocols and each session is limited to 25 students. Participants will have their temperature checked daily. Handwashing and hand sanitizer will be available. Campers will also be provided with a face mask and sanitary gloves.
The camp provides youth with CPR and First Aid training, teamwork building, archery, crime scene investigation, D.A.R.E. and DWI simulations, anti-bullying and harassment lessons and other activities similar to the Character Counts module. Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day, and participants will receive a free camp T-shirt.
School Resource Officers will host a drive-thru registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 1, at Lynn Middle School. Parents or guardians must register students in-person. Parents or guardians are encouraged to arrive early to complete a registration form and select the session that best suits their summer schedule. Camps tend to fill fast. Registration forms will be available the day of registration. No phone or electronic registrations will be accepted.