The Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office summer sports camps are designed to bring the community and law enforcement officers together to instruct children and teenagers in the community.
In 2012, the Sheriff’s Office offered a football camp and a baseball camp at no cost to participants. In 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 we are offering a football camp, soccer camp and a baseball/softball camp, again at no cost.
Funds are raised to support this program through the Annual Scott H. Jenkins Youth Sports Benefit Basketball Game between local law enforcement and local school staff. Monetary and in kind donations were also made by M.D. Russell Construction, Updike Industries, Chick-fil-A, Buffalo Wild Wings, Sweet Frog, Little Caesars and Eastern View Athletic Boosters.
In 2016, our summer sports camps will be in conjunction with area youth sports associations including Culpeper Little League and Culpeper Soccer Club. Culpeper Little League and it's coaches have generously donated the use of all equipment for our youth baseball/softball camp. Culpeper Soccer Club has supplied not only all equipment, but have volunteered their coaches and players to help plan and organize a soccer camp for every age group. Also. Culpeper Soccer Club will be providing special guest coaches throughout the week which ends with a tournament on the last day.
In each camp the basic fundamentals of each sport are taught to children aged 5 to 16. Each player will have the opportunity to learn new skills and to improve existing skills. There is a strong emphasis on sportsmanship, respect, and teamwork. The goal for each camp is to have participants use lessons related to good sportsmanship and respect on the field and in their everyday lives as they continue to grow and mature.