2017-06-23 / In the Know

Scarborough Police offers youth leadership experience

By Tim Barker Special to the Leader

Need an idea for a summer camp for your 12-14-year-old?

The Scarborough Police Department is proud to announce, Inspiring Tomorrow’s Leaders, a Scarborough Police Department youth leadership experience.

My name is Tim Barker and I am a sergeant at the Scarborough Police Department. I am a firm believer that leadership qualities and traits start at an early age.

Children are exposed to thoughts, feelings, and actions on a daily basis. They may not recognize how to apply these traits toward leadership. My goal through the camp is to have these leadership traits influence them in a positive way and learn to become good leaders by setting a positive example.

As a parent searching for leadership camps, I found it challenging to find quality, affordable youth leadership programs that were both educational and fun.

As a result, this leadership camp is being offered on the premise of providing a positive learning experience, which will build a foundation of leadership for life.

The Scarborough Police Department is offering a safe, educational, healthy, positive environment to learn these traits and explore the possibilities that will deliver them into the future of leadership.

This camp will provide an interactive hands on learning experience. We will have an activity driven camp that will have a great mix of classroom learning and outdoor activities. Instructors will all be quality leaders that are right here within our community, which will include: educators, sports figures, military personnel and public service personnel.

The camp will be community service based, however that is only part of it. There is something for everyone. The camp is designed for 12 to 14 year olds who are motivated and inspire to become our next generation of leaders.

I chose the name of the camp, Inspiring Tomorrow’s Leaders, because I want to do just that, inspire our children to become natural leaders.

My goal is for the campers to have a great learning experience and provide a positive interactive learning experience that they will share with other leaders within their age group. They will carry this leadership experience forever into their future.

The camp is being held at the Scarborough Police Department July 11 through July 14. Cost per camper is $89 (nonprofit) for the four days which includes all material, lunch and snacks.

One camper will receive a scholarship for the camp which is being sponsored by the Scarborough Police Benevolent Association and the Scarborough Professional Dispatchers Association.

For more information or for a registration packet, email Sgt. Tim Barker at tbarke@ci.scarborough.me.us or at call 730-4308.

Tim Barker is a sergeant with Scarborough Police Department.

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