Loudoun County, VA – The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System announced today that the 31st Annual McGruff Safety Camps will be held June 24 – June 28 at CountrySide Elementary School in Sterling, Va., July 8– July 12, and July 15 – July 19 at Evergreen Mill Elementary School in Leesburg, Va. Due to popular demand, the camp continues to offer morning and afternoon sessions. All camps run Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The camps began the summer of 1988 and have continued every year through a joint effort between the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System. The camps allow children who are entering kindergarten and first grade to learn about various topics on safety including fire safety, bicycle safety, and 9-1-1 emergencies. Throughout the week, children in the camp have the opportunity to meet law enforcement officers, firefighters, K-9 officers, plus a chance to see law enforcement and fire/rescue vehicles firsthand.
Applications for the 31st Annual McGruff Safety Camps will be made available on Monday, April 15, 2019, at 9 a.m. The applications will be downloadable at http://sheriff.loudoun.gov/mcgruffcamps and must be mailed to: Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, P.O. Box 7200, SE Leesburg, VA 20177-7200. Applications that are dropped off or faxed will not be accepted.