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Raleigh Police Youth and Family Services

Raleigh Police Summer 2019 

To apply for any of the programs below, fill out the online application. You may also email, youthandfamilyservices@raleighnc.gov. Come join us!

Youth and Family Services Camps and Activities

The Raleigh Police Department hosts a number of summer camps and year-round opportunities for Raleigh's youth.

Program participants will receive ongoing mentoring to promote continued character development and educational reinforcement. 

To apply for any of the programs below, fill out the online application. You may also email, youthandfamilyservices@raleighnc.gov. Come join us!

RBI Mentorship Baseball League  (CO-ED) | MAY 2018 – AUGUST 2018

Ages 10-16

Various City of Raleigh Parks

The Raleigh Police Department RBI Mentorship Baseball League is for 10-16-year-old youth who reside in the City of Raleigh and have limited experience playing baseball. Each team is led by coaches and umpires who volunteer (officers, parents, and community leaders) their time to the league. The RBI Mentorship Baseball League partners with Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources.Participants need to sign up at Community Centers in the Southeast Raleigh area. The season concludes with an awards ceremony.

Participant Max: 100+ Boys and Girls

Contact: Officer Vince Doxbeck, Vincent.Doxbeck@raleighnc.gov, 919-996-1302

BASKETBALL CAMP (CO-ED) | JUNE 11-15, 2018

Ages 10-14

Roberts Park Community Center, 1300 E. Martin St., Raleigh NC 27610

Basketball camp is designed to introduce participants to the basic fundamentals of the sport.Raleigh police officers with basketball skills assist with learning and loving the game. Participants will learn components of team sports and positive competition. The camp concludes with an awards ceremony.

Participant Max: 20 Boys and Girls

Contact: Officer Toni Council, Antoinette.Council@raleighnc.gov, 984-222-4301

GIRLS INSPIRING REAL LEADERSHIP AND SISTERHOOD (G.I.R.L.S.) CAMP 

Session 1: June 18-29, 2018, Ages 14-16

Session 2: July 9-20, 2018, Ages 11-13

The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, 1924 Capital Blvd., Raleigh NC 27604

G.I.R.L.S. Camp is geared toward mentoring, teaching and development. While the camp’s name was changed by the 2017 Charm School participants, the program has remained the same. G.I.R.L.S Camp focuses on developing self-esteem, proper communication skills, anger management, forgiveness, and life skills. Participants are taught the importance of time management, nutrition, and stress management; take educational and college campus field trips; and much more including completing STEM activities, listening to motivating Raleigh area guest speakers, and visiting several City of Raleigh departments. The camp wraps up with a graduation ceremony, complete with a certificate presentation.

Participant Max: 20 Girls

Contact: Officer Julie Little, Julie.Little@raleighnc.gov, 919-996-1645

LEADERS OF TOMORROW CAMP | JULY 23 – AUGUST 3, 2018

Ages 12-15 

Northeast Outreach Center, 4544 Capital Blvd, Raleigh NC 27604

Leaders of Tomorrow Camp is geared toward mentoring, teaching and development. The camp is focused on developing self-esteem, proper communication skills, anger management, forgiveness, and life skills. Participants are taught the importance of time management, nutrition, and stress management; take educational and college campus field trips STEM activities, listening to motivating Raleigh area guest speakers, and visiting several City of Raleigh departments. The camp concludes with a graduation ceremony, complete with a certificate presentation.

Participant Max: 20 Boys

Contact: Officer Dan Gordon, Daniel.Gordon@raleighnc.gov, 919-996-1267

JUNIOR POLICE ACADEMY (CO-ED) | JULY 30 – AUGUST 10, 2018

Ages 13-15 

Northeast Outreach Center, 4544 Capital Blvd., Raleigh NC 27604

The Junior Police Academy is designed for those that have a desire to learn more about a career in law enforcement. Cadets will gain knowledge about the duties and expectations of a police officer and the different aspects of the police department. Previous participants have taken field trips to the Wake County Courthouse and heard from several different professionals within the police department. There are light physical exercises incorporated throughout the academy. The camp concludes with a graduation ceremony, complete with a certificate presentation.

Participant Max: 20 Boys and Girls

Contact: Officer James Carlton, James.Carlton@raleighnc.gov, 919-996-1443

SOCCER CAMP

Girls Session: August 6 – August 10, 2018

Boys Session: August 13 – August 17, 2018 Ages 12-17 

Method Road Park, 514 Method Road

The Soccer Camp provides instruction in technical skills and strategic awareness in an environment that promotes character, community, and love of the game. The camp provides opportunities for personal development through respect, honor, leadership, achievement, and teamwork. Participants are taught by experienced soccer players and coaches from within the Raleigh Police Department.These camps may take a field trip and hear presentations from Raleigh police personnel. The camp wraps up with an awards ceremony.

Participant Max: 45 Boys or Girls

Contact: Officer Jeff Burgess, Jeffrey.Burgess@raleighnc.gov, 919-996-1572

EXPLORERS POST 911 | YEAR ROUND

Ages 14-20

Raleigh Police Training Center, 4205 Spring Forest Rd., Raleigh, NC 27616

Explorer Post 911 stems from a partnership with Boy Scouts of America. The Explorer Post 911Program gives young men and women hands-on experience and exposure to the criminal justice field. Explorers have the opportunity to see and train with police officers in a scaled down version of actual law enforcement academy training. Along the way, Cadets will learn, have fun, face challenges, and discover whether a law enforcement career is right for them. Explorers also participate in social activities like law enforcement promotional ceremonies, community events, parades and the like.There are team building activities, light fitness exercises, information on proper nutrition, educational field trips and competitions.

Participant Max: 30 Boys and Girls

Contact: Officer James Carlton, James.Carlton@raleighnc.gov, 919-996-1443

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