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Annapolis Police Department

Media Release

Scott Baker
Chief of Police

External Affairs Officer
Corporal Amy Miguez

The Annapolis Police Department Wraps Up a Summer Full of Camps

With the support of Annapolis Mayor Mike Pantelides and other community partners, the Annapolis Police Department spent the summer bringing fun to the children of Annapolis.  The Police Department held and participated in numerous camps throughout the summer allowing Annapolis kids to have meaningful interactions and positive experiences with officers.    
“These personal interactions built between our police officers and our youth can only help strengthen the relationships between our law enforcement and the community,” Mayor Pantelides said. “It truly is a great opportunity for the officers to get to know their community members and for the residents to get to know the men and women who serve and protect their neighborhoods and families.”
Activities Included:
APD Fish Camps – June 26-29 and August 7-9
The children visited Annapolis Recreation and Park’s Waterworks Park and Truxtun Park to fish, but the highlight of the camps was going out with members of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association (MSSA) who provided their boats, equipment, and expertise.  A special thanks to the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association (MSSA) skippers, Boatyard Bar & Grill and the Annapolis Lions Club for donations, and Anglers Sports Center who helped us provide fishing rods to each child who attended the camp.

Fish Camp June 26-29
Fish Camps
June 26-29
August 7-9
Fish Camp August 7-9

Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) Camp – July 10-11
During this two-day crime scene investigators camp our Crime Scene Techs taught the kids about crime scene processing and set up a mock crime scene.

Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) Camp July 10-11

1st Annual Kickball Classic – July 13
Teams of children played spirited games of kickball against one another.  In the final game the winning team played an all police department team.  Lt. Kevin Krauss made a special DJ appearance and did play-by-play for the games.  Special thanks to the Jerome J. Parks Companies for sponsoring the event and to the Westin for providing a delicious and nutritious lunch for the whole group.

1st Annual Kickball Classic July 13

Sailing Camp – July 15-16
Officers helped campers learn the basics of sailing thanks to Chesapeake Regional Accessible Boating (CRAB).  

Sailing Camp July 15-16

STAIR Summer Theater Camp – July 17-21
Officers and civilian employees were proud to be part of the STAIR (Start The Adventure in Reading) Summer Theater held in the Robinwood community.  The week long camp focused on reading and public speaking skills. 

STAIR Summer Theater Camp July 17-21

Joven Noble Summer Camp – July 31-August 3
This is a summer camp version of the male centered character development program the department participates in with Anne Arundel County Public Schools throughout the school year.
Xinachtli Summer Camp – August 7-10
This is a summer camp version of the female centered character development program the department participates in with Anne Arundel County Public Schools throughout the school year.
Superhero Camp – August 14-16
Through a partnership with Leadership Anne Arundel and Jane Not Plain, a book series that emphasizes character, courage, and inner confidence, we held a camp to strengthen and further children’s self-esteem.  Officers worked with other volunteers to help kids understand that they can believe in themselves and discover that they can be their own Superhero. Sponsors for this camp included Chesapeake Hearing Center, Patricia Farrell, Chesapeake Aerials, Joseph and Lynn Mason, Atruent, Schuh Family Foundation, Karen Steppler-Krieg, Young and Company, and Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft.

Superhero Camp August 14-16

Orioles Game Field Trip – August 21
Through the Baltimore Oriole’s Reach Program and player Brad Brach the Annapolis Police Department and Anne Arundel County Police Department were able to take kids to an Orioles baseball game.  

Orioles Game August 21

Baysox Game Field Trip – August 30
Thanks to Eye on Annapolis providing the tickets we were able to take a group of kids to a Bowie Baysox baseball game.  Also, thanks to Mission BBQ for providing everyone with a delicious meal before the game.

Baysox Game August 30

The Annapolis Police Department thanks Burger King, McDonalds, Papa Johns, Safeway, and Shoppers Food Warehouse for providing us with many free and discounted meals to feed the camp participants throughout the summer. We also received grants or donations from the Eastport Civic Association, the Gardner Center, the 100 Club of Anne Arundel County, and Strategic Factory.  Our camps would not be possible without the generosity and support of our local community partners.  Thank you!  If you are interested in donating to our camps please contact Lieutenant Kevin Krauss at 410-268-9000 or kckrauss@annapolis.gov.
Camps Visit APD
We welcomed two local summer camps to the Annapolis Police Department to learn about the police station and the work officers do.  Both the Book of Life Academy’s Summer Camp and the Joy in Learning Summer Camp were able to visit us this summer.

Book of Life Summer Camp Visit

Book of Life Academy Summer Camp &
Joy in Learning Summer Camp

Joy in Learning Summer Camp Visit

Officers visited each of the Annapolis Recreation & Parks Summer Enrichment Camps at Georgetown East Elementary School, Tyler Heights Elementary School, Mills-Parole Elementary School, and the Stanton Center.  Officers talked to the kids about safety and the work officers do.   

Annapolis Recreation & Parks Summer Enrichment Camps

In all our officers participated in programs and activities with more than 300 kids at summer camps this summer.  We look forward to continuing our outreach to school aged children throughout the school year by continuing Character Counts in Georgetown East Elementary and starting it at Annapolis Elementary and Mills-Parole Elementary. We have invited personnel from the Annapolis Fire Department to join us.  We are also continuing to have officers visit the after school homework clubs weekly at the Stanton Center, Robinwood Recreation Center, Harbour House Eastport Terrace Recreation Center, Newtowne 20 Recreation Center, and the Boys and Girls Club on Smithville Street. 
The Annapolis Police Department is proud to be an active member of our community.  Please contact Community Services at 410-268-9000 if you have an upcoming event or program.

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