The Office of the Attorney General partnered with 13 law enforcement agencies throughout the Commonwealth this summer to host Virginia Rules camps. The Virginia Rules Camp grant program provides funding to police departments and sheriff’s offices to host summer camps, creating opportunities for young people to build positive relationships with law enforcement officers within their community, have outdoor camp-style experiences, and learn about Virginia law.
To receive grant funding, at least three Virginia Rules curriculum units must be taught over the course of the week. That leaves plenty of time for other activities. Planned activities include:
Chesterfield Police will be taking campers to Westmoreland State Park to swim and sift through the sand and dig for fossils, on a tubing trip down the James River, and hiking on the Humpback Trail.
Lexington Police Department has planned a skatepark day where campers will get skate lessons; also planned is a ropes course, disc golf, and going to a trampoline park.
Richmond Police Department took campers to Funland in Fredericksburg, Pocahontas State Park, Skate Land, and Canal Tours, in addition to morning Virginia Rules Sessions. Check out some photos below (special thanks to Lt. Bill Woo, Richmond Police Department for sharing photos).
The following jurisdictions hosted Virginia Rules camps this summer:
- King George
Did you miss out this summer? The 2024 Virginia Rules Camp grant guidelines and application for funding should be available in early spring 2024.