Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan and Wilson County Sheriff's Office (WCSO) School Resource Officers (SRO) are now accepting applications for Camp Victory, a nationally known camp aimed at helping students cope with bullying and potential online predators.
"The goal of the camp is to help our young people manage possible problems they are faced with on a daily basis, both in and out of school," Bryan said. "Our young people today face so many more problems in a technologically savvy world than many of us faced in school. Our SRO team 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 during the three-day camp include bullying, online predators, drug and alcohol awareness, confidence-building, team-building, a tour of the jail and an examination of the juvenile court system.
Classes will be held from 8 a.m. until noon and also from noon until 4 p.m. on Monday, July 17, through Wednesday, July 19, for 25 qualifying students in each session. Camp Victory is open to any male or female with a good disciplinary school record and good attendance record. Any student entering grades 6 through 8 for the 2017-18 school year will be considered.
The cost is free to any qualifying students. This year, Bryan noted, students will receive lunch each day in partnership with the Lebanon Special School District Family Resource Center. To learn more, contact your school's SRO or the Wilson County Sheriff's Office at (615) 444-1412.
The camp is not affiliated with Wilson County Schools.