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Summer campers can learn gun safety and survival skills

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Do your kids know what to do if they get lost? Hear a tornado siren? Face a bully or
find a gun?  The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is offering four, one week-long sessions of Prepared, Not Scared, a
summer camp teaching safety, self-defense and survival skills to students entering 5-7th grade.

"This camp will teach young people to be prepared for whatever life may throw at them. Our greatest allies in
public safety are people who know what to do in an emergency," said Sheriff Mile Hale.

Campers will be taught by instructors from Fresh Air Family and Hoover Tactical Firearms. The summer camp will teach students what to do in a variety of situations such as in bad weather or if an active shooter enters their school. It will also teach basic survival skills such a wild food foraging, field first aid, building a shelter from natural materials, finding water and reading a map.

The camps will be held Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm:
June 9-13 Oak Mountain State Park
June 23-27 Red Mountain Park
July 7-11 Oak Mountain State Park
July 14-18 Trussville Athletic Center

To register a student, call Amanda Clark at 205-335-3483 or email
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