School is out and summer is in. And for a group of kids from Macon that doesn't mean turning into a couch potato they're staying active with the help of The Macon Police Department.
The DARE summer camp program just started up in an effort to keep youngsters busy and build their future's.
Lowanda McCoy is thrilled her sons have an opportunity to learn new things this summer at DARE camp.
"Respect, you know different stuff like that and I think it's a real good camp to keep them from being at home doing nothing," said McCoy.
"It's a win, win situation because it also builds the kids self esteem. A lot of kids are shy, they've never had a lot of friends to meet and mingle with other kids," said Sgt. Reynolds.
AmeriCorps volunteer, Carl Davis, grew up going to the DARE summer camp and now he's giving back to the program that taught him life lessons.
"We teach them about gangs, domestic violence, marijuana, drug use, all kinds of stuff. So it's a very good program where we can interact with the kids, get to know the kids and just have fun," said
Lowanda McCoy says the camp helps keep her children ready and sharp for school work in the fall.
"It's very important to keep the children active during the summer time and not just staying at home being couch potatoes. Being able to come out and being with other kids and learn different things. They also do the reading and the math and it keeps them on the up and up when they go back to school," said McCoy.
Below is a list of the camp locations and dates. If you would like to register your child go to the location at 8 a.m. to sign up. The entire camp runs until July 1st and is free for children 8 to 15.