GPSO holds annual Fifth Grade Camp

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POLLOCK, La. (KALB) - In Grant Parish, fifth-grade students learned valuable lessons that will follow them for the rest of their lives.

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The Grant Parish Sheriff's Office held its annual Fifth Grade Camp Friday at Camp Grant Walker in Pollock.

With the help of the Grant Parish School System, Wild Life and Fisheries, and the Pollock Police Department, students from all over the parish had a chance to get behind the wheel for some driving lessons, learn the dangers of playing with guns, enjoyed some time on ATV’s, and more.

GPSO’s Sheriff Steven McCain said fifth-grade students were chosen for the camp for a reason.

"This was determined 35 years ago when President Reagan was in office, his wife actually Nancy Reagan when they started the dare program,” Sheriff McCain explained. “They wanted to find out the group the age group that was the most vulnerable, and so a team of doctors, psychiatrists, decided that ten years old was the target age, so fifth grade.”

Friday marked the 21st year of the Fifth Grade Camp.

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