L.A.W. Camp

Leaders, Achievers & Winners

L.A.W. (Leaders. Achievers. Winners.) Camp is a four-day, three night campout held each summer at Lake Afton for youth between the ages of 11 and 15, many of whom are at risk of joining gangs or being influenced by drugs.  It is a partnership between the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office and the Kansas Army National Guard, supported by the Wichita Metro Crime Commission.

 

The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s L.A.W. Camp began in 1995 and has established itself as one of the most successful young people related programs in the area.   The Crime Commission, Kansas Army National Guard and a number of other organizations and agencies partner with the Sheriff's Office in support of the annual event to create a partnership between law enforcement and youth. 

 

Each evening the youngsters, most of who have never camped out, gather ‘round a bonfire and hear messages about how to avoid gangs, how drugs destroy lives and much more.  The time at L.A.W. Camp creates bonds between the young campers and their law enforcement mentors.   As one young camper told us, “It was the best week of my life”.

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