The flagship program of the Sheriffs’ Institute is the
Sheriffs’ Summer Camp for economically challenged children.
Sheriffs’ Summer Camp: Almost 900 children from
across New York State attend the sheriffs’ camp for economically
challenged children, which is located on Keuka Lake. The Sheriffs’
Institute pays all costs for the campers, including transportation,
a week of camp, meals, and traditional camp activities like sailing,
archery, and crafts. The camp is in its 42nd year of operation. The
children attending for the most part don’t have an opportunity for a
summer vacation or the opportunity for a summer camp experience
The Sheriffs’ Camp curriculum combines summer
recreation with programs designed to teach an understanding of, and
respect for, our laws and the men and women who enforce them. The
strong camper to counselor ratio allows for individual attention and
a real emphasis on the development of self-esteem.
“The Sheriffs’ Summer Camp might be more important
now than ever,” Sheriff DuMond said. “And it is completely supported
by our Honorary Members. Their donations allow us to send at-risk
children to camp to spend a week doing traditional camp activities.
At the end of the week, the deputies there put on their uniforms and
these kids learn that we are on their side, that we are human.”
In addition, the Sheriffs’ Institute operates a
scholarship program that provides one scholarship to each of New
York State’s Community College’s Criminal Justice Program. This
program is designed to help attract the best and the brightest to
the criminal justice vocation.
Financial support for many of the Sheriffs’
Institute programs comes from Honorary Membership dues. Invitations
for Honorary Membership are extended on a non-partisan basis, and
the invitees are selected at random. Any person interested in
supporting the efforts of the New York State Sheriffs’ Association
Institute by becoming an Honorary Member should contact the Sheriff
if they do not receive an invitation in the mail.
For more information about the Sheriffs’ Summer
Camp and other Sheriffs’ Institute Programs, please visit
www.sheriffsinstitute.org. The Sheriffs’ Institute is a
not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization.
All donations made to the New York State
Sheriffs’ Association Institute are tax deductible. In addition, the
Sheriffs’ Institute is registered with the New York State Attorney
General’s Charities Bureau.
Please Contact Jessica Miller (Summer
Camp Coordinator) at 607-832-5594 with any questions.
2018 Summer Camp Application (pdf)
NY Department of Health Children's Camp Info Brochure (pdf)
NY Department of Health Immunization Requirements (pdf)
EDITORS NOTE – The New York State
Sheriffs’ Association Institute does not and will not ever use
telemarketing to raise funds. If anyone in Delaware County receives
a call from someone claiming they are representing the New York
State Sheriffs’ Association Institute and are asking for a donation
they should just hang up. The only contact people will receive from
the New York State Sheriffs’ Association Institute is a letter of
invitation to become an honorary member. They can read the letter
and if they choose to support the fundraising campaign, great. If
not, they can simply throw the letter out and they will not be
contacted by New York State Sheriffs’ Association Institute again.