The flagship program of the Sheriffs’ Institute is the
Sheriffs’ Summer Camp for economically challenged children.
Sheriffs’ Camp, started in 1977, is located
on Keuka Lake and 800 children from across New York State attend
each summer. The Sheriffs’ Institute pays the entire cost of the
camp stay and the transportation. The children attending for the
most part don’t have an opportunity for a summer vacation or the
opportunity for a summer camp experience.
The Sheriffs’ Camp curriculum combines summer recreation with
programs designed to teach an understanding of, and respect for, our
laws and the men and women who enforce them. The strong camper to
counselor ratio allows for individual attention and a real emphasis
on the development of self esteem.
“In these difficult economic times, we cannot forget our
state’s kids who will not have the opportunity for a summer camp
experience or a summer vacation,” Sheriff Mills said. “By becoming
an honorary member you are supporting the Sheriffs’ Summer Camp for
economically disadvantaged children.”
In addition, the Sheriffs’ Institute operates a scholarship
program that provides one scholarship to each of New York State’s
Community College’s Criminal Justice Program. This program is
designed to help attract the best and the brightest to the criminal
Financial support for many of the Sheriffs’ Institute
programs comes from Honorary Membership dues. Invitations for
Honorary Membership are extended on a non-partisan basis, and the
invitees are selected at random. Any person interested in supporting
the efforts of the New York State Sheriffs’ Association Institute by
becoming an Honorary Member should contact the Sheriff if they do
not receive an invitation in the mail.
All donations made to the New York State Sheriffs’
Association Institute are tax deductible. In addition, the Sheriffs’
Institute is registered with the New York State Attorney General’s
Please Contact Jessica Miller (Summer
Camp Coordinator) at 607-832-5594 with any questions.
2018 Summer Camp Application (pdf)
NY Department of Health Children's Camp Info Brochure (pdf)
NY Department of Health Immunization Requirements (pdf)
EDITORS NOTE – The New York State
Sheriffs’ Association Institute does not and will not ever use
telemarketing to raise funds. If anyone in Delaware County receives
a call from someone claiming they are representing the New York
State Sheriffs’ Association Institute and are asking for a donation
they should just hang up. The only contact people will receive from
the New York State Sheriffs’ Association Institute is a letter of
invitation to become an honorary member. They can read the letter
and if they choose to support the fundraising campaign, great. If
not, they can simply throw the letter out and they will not be
contacted by New York State Sheriffs’ Association Institute again.
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