Livingston Parish SADD hosted a free safety and prevention summer camp for kids in first- through fifth-grade at Gray’s Creek Elementary in Denham Springs on June 1-5.
The camp taught children empowering life skills and safety lessons, including seat belt and booster seat safety, Internet safety and decision-making skills, and taught children about alcohol’s negative impact on the developing brain.
Fifteen high school students who are alcohol-, tobacco- and drug-free led 75 children in activities with assistance from 10 additional volunteers. The theme was “Discover the SuperHERO in YOU!”
Campers ended the week with superhero games, a closing ceremony, sno-cones and nachos. Campers and teens got on stage during the ceremony to discuss the life skills and lessons they learned at camp. Each grade level presented a group skit. Speakers included Denham Springs Mayor Gerard Landry; Donna Bliss, of Livingston Youth & Family Together Taskforce; Karen Ahmad, with a message to parents and guardians about passenger safety, seat belt and booster seat laws; and Denham Springs Chief of Police Scott Jones.