SHERIDAN — Volunteers of America was recently awarded a one-year grant of $8,000 by the B.F. and Rose H. Perkins Foundation to provide students the opportunity to attend Camp POSTCARD in 2016.

Camp POSTCARD (Peace Officers Striving To Create and Reinforce Dreams) is a value-based program targeted at fifth- and sixth-grade youth through direct involvement and mentoring with a variety of law enforcement and criminal justice professionals around the state. The free camp is one week long and designed to provide leadership and decision making skills through many different activities.

The camp is held in June every year on Casper Mountain, near Casper. The planned activities help the campers build self-esteem through specialized activities like rock climbing, archery, crafts, riflery, police demonstrations, concerts and guest speakers.

This year will mark the 13th year the Sheridan Police Department has partnered with VOA on Camp POSTCARD.

The B.F. and Rose H. Perkins Foundation awards grants for the advancement of youth within Sheridan County. The foundation has helped several thousand young people reach their goals through grants and no-interest loans.