Sheriff’s Office In ‘Harmony’ With Local Youth

The Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches is providing a free week-long day camp in Wellington that allows children to participate in various outdoor activities and develop positive esteem.

“Harmony in the Streets” is a community program for boys and girls that emphasizes respect for others and promotes healthy relationships with local law enforcement officers.

The camp will be held from Monday, July 21 through Friday, July 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wellington Boys & Girls Club. A maximum number of 60 children can participate in the program. Funding is provided by dedicated individuals, community-based groups and a strong commitment from Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw.

The mission of the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches is to prevent juvenile delinquency and develop lawful, productive citizens through a broad range of family-centered services.

The charitable, nonprofit corporation was founded by the Florida Sheriffs Association and operates four residential child-care campuses and two youth camps. Additionally, it provides community-based services and family counseling to many of Florida’s neglected, troubled children. Voluntary contributions are the primary source of funding, especially through gifts made in wills and trusts.

The Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches is nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Services for Families and Children and the American Camp Association. For more information, visit