WCSO Sheriff/SRO Conflict-Resolution Camp Interest Spikes, Still Taking Applications
Interest is growing daily in Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan’s SRO-run, week-long, half-day camp in July to help students learn to cope with bullying and problems such as spotting potential online predators to peaceful conflict-resolution. Applications are still being taken, and WCSO is considering a second camp.
“The goal of the camp is to help our young people manage possible problems they are faced with everyday, both in and out of school,” Sheriff Robert Bryan said. “Our young people today face many more problems in a much more technologically savvy world than many of us faced in school. Our SRO Unit wants to provide students with the tools they need to learn how to maturely manage problems and build self-confidence while avoiding becoming victims.”
Instruction areas will include such topics as: bullying; online predators; drug/alcohol awareness; confidence building, team-building exercises; a tour of the jail and examination of the juvenile court system.
“We’ve already received more applications than the 25 students we had planned to have in the camp,” SRO Lt. Scott Moore said. “This is a good ‘problem’ to have so much interest. If applications keep coming in the way they have, we will probably hold a second camp. We want to accommodate as many students as possible who are interested.”
Currently, the event is scheduled for 8-11 a.m. July 25-29 for qualifying students. Eligibility requirements include any male or female with a good disciplinary school record and good attendance record. Any student who will be in grades 6th through the 8th for the 2016-2017 school year will be considered.
“Right now, we have about half female and half male applicants,” Lt. Moore said. “We hope everyone will get the word out about this to form a second camp. We had already planned to possibly form an additional camp if enough students were interested. We were thinking we could do a second session during from 1-4 p.m. the same days.”
The cost is free to any qualifying students. For more information or to obtain an application, please contact the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office SRO Division at 615-444-1412, ext. 487.
Note: The WCSO SRO school camp is not associated with Wilson County Schools.