NATICK – Opportunities remain for youngsters ages 8-12 who want to register the Youth Public Safety Academy, Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian announced Wednesday, March 20.
The Youth Public Safety Academy (YPSA) is a week-long experience designed to be a low-cost and educational option for Middlesex County families in the summer.
Cadets who attend the camp can spend the week learning safety skills, completing team and confidence-building exercises, and meeting public safety officials from the MSO as well as their hometown.
The Natick week of camp runs from July 29 – August 2 this year. Ashland families may register for that camp, as well.
The Framingham camp is the same week as Natick, but as of today at 4 p.m. only had a handful of spots left. Ashland residents can register for those spots too.
“The response to YPSA this year has been astounding, with over 850 families signing up in our first week,” said Sheriff Koutoujian. “Natick cadets will have the opportunity to build relationships with the men and women of our office as well as the Natick Police and Natick Fire Departments, so it truly is a fun and educational experience for these children.”
Transportation to and from Natick, as well as breakfast and lunch, are provided each day.
Cadets are not required to reside in Natick to register, but parents must be able to pick up and drop off their cadets at their designated bus stop in Natick.
Parents and cadets can learn more about the YPSA program and fill out an online application by visiting www.middlesexsheriff.org/ypsa.