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Sheriff’s camp helps kids who otherwise wouldn’t get away in summer

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43 children from Dutchess-Ulsterchosen for free summer program

This summer, more than 40 children from Ulster and Dutchess counties took a bus to Camp Iroquois on Lake Keuka, in the Finger Lakes region of New York, for a week of swimming, crafts and campfires.

The Sheriff’s Summer Camp runs for six weeks every year and is paid for by donations to the state Sheriff’s Association Institute. About 900 youngsters, age 8 to 13, come from almost every county in the state to attend the camp for one week.

The camp is staffed by counselors, some of whom are former campers, and deputy sheriffs.

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