Amherst and UMass Police Youth Adventure Academy 2013
The Amherst and The University of Massachusetts Police Departments are pleased to announce the dates of the fifth annual Police Youth Adventure Academy!
The 2013 Amherst and Umass Police Youth Adventure Academy is a ONE week program, being held Monday July 15th to Friday July 19th, 2013 from 8:30AM to 4:00PM. Youth entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grades are eligible to attend. The cost is FREE and academy size is limited to 20 youth, so preference will be given to Amherst residents and UMass affiliated families (ex. parent/guardian are employees or students at UMass).
Similar to a Citizens Police Academy, students will attend morning classroom sessions held at both the Amherst and UMass Police Departments with lectures, role-plays and interactive demonstrations by Amherst and UMass police officers in the areas of law, crime scene investigation, defensive tactics, patrol procedures and internet safety, to name just a few. Most afternoon sessions will be held at our Adventure Based Ropes Course at the Norwottuck Range where we will promote teamwork, communication, and strategy building.
The Amherst and UMass Police Youth Adventure Academy will provide those participating with lunch each day at the UMass Dining Common and a T-Shirt.
All students will need to have transportation to the UMass Police Department each morning for a 8:30AM start (not earlier!), and picked up each afternoon from the UMass Police Department promptly at 4:00PM.
Questions regarding the Youth Adventure Academy can be forwarded to either Amherst Officer Bill Laramee at 413-259-3000 or UMass Officer Brian Kellogg at 413-545-2121.
Applications can be downloaded at the link below or by contacting Officer Laramee or Officer Kellogg. The application deadline is June 28th, 2013, so please don’t delay!
Download PDF Application