The Warren County Sheriff’s Summer Youth Camp started in 2004 as a promise made by Sheriff McEathron for the youth of Warren County. This camp is provided for children who live in Warren County/Front Royal. The camp is designed to build a more positive relationship between law enforcement officers and the youth within the community. With generous donations by local businesses and individuals, this camp is provided free of charge to the parents.
The Warren County Sheriff’s Camp runs for five consecutive days. Campers and counselors stay overnight on site at the 4-H Center located in Front Royal, VA. There is a wide variety of activities that campers and counselors participate in, including canoeing on the Shenandoah River, fishing at Isaak Walton, and a challenge course that builds confidence and teaches team work skills. The atmosphere is not only fun, it is also a learning experience for the campers as well as the counselors.
The selection process for the Sheriff’s Camp usually starts around January with applications being distributed to all of the Elementary Schools along with the Warren County Middle School. Area youth between the ages of 10 and 13 — or fifth to seventh grade — are invited to go through the application process in order to spend a week with deputies enjoying activities, games, and new friends.