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Published on May 12th, 2014 | by Millennium Magazine Staff


Camp Lott goes into 2nd year

Sheriff Provides Additional Services for At-Risk Youth – “ CAMP LOTT ” (Leading Our Troubled Teens)

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott believes that many of our youth, that are experiencing at-risk behavior, simply need intervention and support. The Sheriff has made it his goal to provide every possible diversionary program and resource; making sure that our troubled kids (and their families) receive the assistance necessary to be successful in life and stay out of the criminal justice system.

Sheriff Leon Lott states that he will continue to make it one of his top priorities to provide successful intervention, accountability and diversionary programs (like R.E.A.D.Y., Crossroads, Next Steps, Youth Arbitration, Summer Camps and JUSTICE) to our communities.

The newest addition to the resources available to families is “ CAMP LOTT ”. In its second year, it is designed to lead our troubled teens to success and to curb at-risk behavior by utilizing mentoring, physical training and life-skills sessions. The Sheriff added that “ CAMP LOTT ” will be three days for 60 kids. The course will involve deputies teaching anger management, decision making, goal setting, career prep, problem solving, healthy behaviors and conflict resolution.

Sheriff Leon Lott stated that the mission of Camp Lott is to empower all youth with problem-solving and life-skills through intense physical training, discipline and structured educational sessions to become productive and successful citizens. The Sheriff added that the age for participants is 11-16, and that Camp Lott will be held at McCrady Training Center ( Fort Jackson ).

Sheriff Leon Lott added that the Richland County Sheriff’s Department will continue to work at preventing crime, capturing those responsible for victimizing our citizens and be proactive in reaching out to parents and kids so they can lead productive, accomplished lives.

Important additional information:

Dates of the course {June 16-18 males} or {June 30 – July 2 females} and will be held at the McCrady Training Center on Leesburg Road

Parents, sign up for the course will take place on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 11:00 AM – till 1:00 PM at Richland County Sheriff’s Department Headquarters, 5623 Two Notch Road , 29223. On those two dates you will be able to pick up a registration form (which will need to be signed by a doctor stating your child is cleared for participation in this camp). The cost for the camp is $50 for Richland County residents and $75 for non-residents; please note payment is cash only.

If you have questions about the camp please contact Sergeant Walls at 803-576-1483 or

*** A physical will be necessary for participation in this camp. If your child had a physical this year for any physical activity such football, or basketball please bring it on the day you sign up. If not you will need one for your child.


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