Chief Tim Lentz announces that the Covington Police Department will be hosting its second annual free kids’ camp this summer for Covington area children. The summer camp will focus on challenging children to be safe, live healthy, and enjoy life. Each day will focus on educating the children about different topics in a fun and positive way, such as educational safety, health and fitness, familiarization with local emergency services, along with pet and animal education. The final day of the camp will be a “fun” day, consisting of recreational and water related activities.
This past March, the Krewe of Olympia held their first Mystic Krewe of Olympia Foundation event in downtown Covington. In an effort to give back to the community, the MKO Foundation has chosen the Covington Police and Fire Departments as permanent beneficiaries of their event. Each organization will receive 25% of the proceeds from the event. The remaining 50% will be divided each year between two different nonprofits. This year, those benefactors were Mary Bird Perkins and Danielle Inn.
On April 12th this year, the members of the Mystic Krewe of Olympia presented the Covington Police Department with a check for $4,000.00. These monies were earmarked for the operation of the Kids Camp this summer. Any money left over will be used to purchase bicycle helmets for the kids in our community.
The CPD thanks the members of the Krewe of Olympia for their generosity, and with their help they will have another successful kids camp.
This year’s summer camp will be held June 8th through June 12th, from 8:00AM to 12:00PM each day in downtown Covington. Families that live in the Covington area and would like to register their children ages 6-13 for the camp need to turn in their completed applications to the Covington Police Department no later than June 1st. Applications can be picked up in person or downloaded from the link below. Parents who have questions about the camp may contact Sergeant Tammy Blocker at (985)892-8500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.