Shining Star Camp at BCHS


BAY MINETTE, Alabama — The second of four Shining Star camps was held Wednesday through Friday, July 18-20 at Baldwin County High School in Bay Minette. This is the 10th anniversary of the camps, which is hosted by the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Department’s School Resource and Community Relations Division.

Wednesday’s activities included a BCSO K-9 Demo, drone demo and Mounted Posse demo, along with firearms safety, and presentations by the Bay Minette Fire Department, MedStar Ambulance and AirOne helicopter unit and a wildlife safety demo by Wes Moore, owner of Alligator Alley in Summerdale.

Thursday’s activities included a Taser demonstration by the Sheriff’s Office of Corrections; drug awareness by the Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division; disaster preparedness by Baldwin County EMA; Federal Bureau of Investigations Evidence Response Team, Live Wire on Wheels demonstration by Baldwin EMC and bowling at Strike City Lanes.

Friday included field day activities, BB Range; Debakey Drug Education Bus, magic by Bruce Walstad and team building with BCSO chaplains.

Two additional Shining Star camps will be held July 25-27 at Central Baldwin Middle School and Aug. 1-3 at Fairhope Intermediate School with an end-of-summer family day, which will include participants from all four camps, Saturday, Aug. 4 at Fairhope Intermediate.

Registration is $30 for the three-day camp, open to boys and girls ages 8 to 12. For more information contact Tracey Jones at 251-972-6890.