WCSO/SRO Camp Teaching Conflict-Resolution Runs June 25-29

WCSO Sheriff/SRO Conflict-Resolution Camp Begins July 25,

Interest Increase Prompts Second Camp

Interest has spiked high enough to add a second WCSO/SRO Conflict-Resolution Camp, where students will learn to cope with bullying along with learning to spot online predators and peaceful conflict-resolution.

This is the first youth camp Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan’s SRO team has ever undertaken, and it obviously is a hit in Wilson County as the demand increased to the point that the WCSO decided to add another class. The week-long, half-day camp that runs Monday, July 25-Friday, July 29, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. with a second camp scheduled for the second half of the day from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

“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 struggles and peer pressure in a more modern and dangerous world today than many of us did in school. They are confronted with so many mixed messages regarding their core values vs. bad behavior some in our culture consider acceptable. 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’re really excited to receive such a tremendous response,” SRO Lt. Scott Moore said. “This is a good ‘problem’ to have so much interest. We want to accommodate as many students as possible who are interested. We are really looking forward to helping students in this camp.”

Currently, 16 are enrolled for the first class and another 16 for the afternoon class. Eligibility requirements include any male or female with a good disciplinary school record and good attendance record. Students in the camp include 23 male and 9 female students who will be in grades 6th through the 8th for the 2016-2017 school year.

The schedule includes:

*Bullying

*Online Predators

*Drug/Alcohol Awareness

*Tour of Jail

*Juvenile Court System

*Team Building Exercises

*Confidence Building

The cost is free to any qualifying students. For more information, 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.

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