Elliott Point ES Supports Caruth Summer Camp

TEAM Elliott Point Elementary School recently spearheaded a drive to support the Caruth Summer Camp which is held in Inglis, Florida by the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches organization. 

The Caruth Summer Camp for rising and present middle school students is a five day leadership retreat.  The purpose of the camp is to teach the students problem solving and communication skills while addressing tension and conflict with the school setting.  The children undergo extensive training relative to conflict resolution, cultural diversity, environmental awareness, group-building exercises, academics and camping.   A nationally recognized program, the camp serves several thousand boys and girls every year.  School Resource Officers from the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office will be attending the camp this summer supporting the students through this worthwhile program. 

“TEAM Elliott Point was pleased to contribute items such as tennis shoes for boys and girls, bug spray, sunscreen, life jackets, oars for the canoes purchased by area high schools, and a glass patio table with umbrella and four chairs,” said Principal, Janet Hays Norris.  “We hope that the children attending will have an experience of a lifetime!” 

The photograph above shows Principal Janet Hays Norris, In-School Suspension Assistant Anita Diamond, and School Resource Officer Jason Folley with the various items donated by Elliott Point Elementary School teachers, educational support employees, and local contributors.

To learn more about the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches, visit https://www.youthranches.org/.