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Monday April 14th, 2014

Posted at 2:00pm

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This Thursday, Essex County OPP officers, as well as civilian employees and volunteers will be packing groceries to help support the 20th Annual Essex County OPP Cop Camp at the following Essex County grocery locations:

  • Real Canadian Superstore in Leamington from 9am to 9pm
  • Zehrs in Tecumseh from 9am to 9pm
  • Zehrs in Kingsville from 9am to 9pm
  • Foodland in Essex from 9am to 9pm
  • Tetreault’s Valu-Mart in Belle River from 1pm to 6pm.

The Essex County OPP Cop Camp exists solely by the contributions and donations from the public.  You can help support them by donating whatever you can when you check out at the grocery store on Thursday. While you are there, enter your name into a draw for a chance to win a gift basket.

Cop Camp is an annual event, in its 20th year, involving 90 students from elementary schools across Essex County (Essex, Kingsville, Lakeshore, Leamington, Harrow and Tecumseh) who attend and benefit from a week of directed and supervised activities. They will be taught the importance of teamwork along with other positive life skills. They will be given guidance by police officers, civilians, auxiliary members and other caring, trained volunteers. These youths are recent graduates of the VIP program (Values, Influences and Peers) and are selected by their individual schools to attend the Camp at no cost to themselves.

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