The Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation department hosted Community Hero Day at the Fair Road Park on Thursday, July 1st. Children participating in the camp were treated to a visit from a few of their favorite public safety heroes.

The Statesboro Fire Department, Statesboro Police Department, Bulloch County Sheriff’s Department, Bulloch County EMS and an Air Evac helicopter participated in the event.

A special treat was also provided to each camper by Missy Nelson and Wavee Shavee shaved ice.

The students received specials “badges” and fire helmets. The best part was how each of them were able to get a close up look at police cars, fire engines, ambulances and an air ambulance helicopter.

Camp Cherokee

Camp Cherokee summer camp has 164 children attending camps at four locations which include the Honey Bowen Building, the Kiwanis building, the Brooklet Community Center and Mill Creek Elementary according to Program Supervisor, Kimberly Sharpe. Students who have completed pre-k to fifth grade are eligible to participate in the camps, which are open to the public. However, they are limited to 164 children, so they slots fill fast.

They opened the first come registration in April and closed registration the second week of June because they were completely full.

The full day camp begins at 7:30 am and continues to 6 pm for nine weeks. It begins the Monday after the school session ends for the year and goes until the Friday before school starts. They follow a schedule that includes a wide variety of activities for the participants and have a theme each week. In addition, they have a field trip each week that matches the theme.

This weeks theme was July 4th Celebrate America. With this theme they do the Community Hero Day.

After School Program Registration Begins

Registration opened on July 1, 2021 for past campers of the popular Statesboro-Bulloch Recreation After School program directed by Joy Deal. The after school camps are located at 11 sites in nine elementary schools.

Past campers can register beginning today online now. The remaining available slots open to the general public on July 12th.

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