The Transylvania Times -

Camp SHIELD Imparts A Useful Message


July 10, 2009

The Transylvania County Sheriff's Office and SHIELD camp attendees gather for a class photo. (Courtesy photos)

By Lenora Carver

Staff Writer

For the second year in a row, the Transylvania County Sheriff's Office SHIELD camp welcomes middle school children to experience a two-week leadership and integrity building camp.

Sheriff David Mahoney started the camp last year to help children as they transition in their teenage life by instilling character, integrity, ethical leadership and increased confidence levels.

"You see kids coming from all types of different worlds come together," said Mahoney.

"And when you get them out there and really try to encourage them to try, the confidence level that you se...

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