Camp C.O.U.R.A.G.E., Community Opposition and United Resistance
Against Gang Evils, is a four-day trip to our local mountains.
The camp was started as a community based anti-gang program for
seventh and eighth grade students currently enrolled in junior
high school in the Rowland, Hacienda-La Puente and Bassett
Unified School Districts.
The focus of the camp is to promote teamwork and to have the
students experience nature while
gaining a new
perspective on living in the outdoors. Camp activities include:
Fishing, hiking, swimming, crafts and sporting
activities. All food,
lodging and transportation to
the camp are provided at no cost to the students.
The local school district along
with the City of Industry Y.A.L. deputies select students for the program. While
at camp, students already involved in gangs or those
leaning towards gang involvement, are mixed with other students
their own age that are not involved in gangs and shown that it
is alright to “just be a kid”. They have the opportunity to
interact closely with deputy sheriffs and school counselors away
from their jobs. Everyone gets the opportunity to see each other
in a new light.
For additional information about Camp C.O.U.R.A.G.E.,
contact Deputy Rico Rivera at (626) 934-3083 and
ask to speak with one of the Y.A.L. deputies, or stop by
and say “HELLO” at the City of
Industry Station's Community Service Center located
at 205 North Hudson Ave. (directly
across the street from the City
of Industry Sheriff’s Station.)