The Royal St Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF) has partnered with St Kitts Nevis Defence Force, the government of St Kitts and Nevis and local and international stakeholders to host Crime Intervention Summer Soccer Camp 2023.
Dr William Connor, Primary School grounds, served as the venue for the event. The theme for the Summer soccer camp is ‘Creating an Atmosphere for Growth and Development to Achieve Excellence.’
The two-week camp garnered overwhelming participation from the community. Further, The camp aimed to engage the young minds of the federation through sports and impart valuable life skills. The camp will foster a safer environment while combatting the challenges of crime.
Over 100 students took the opportunity to enrol themselves in the summer camp. The enrollment was most impressive for the camp. The team included students, children and youngsters aged between 5 years and twenty-two. The Royal St Christopher and Nevis Police Force and the St Kitts and Nevis Defence Force welcomed the attendants of the summer camp.
The summer camp was a way of promoting inclusivity in the country’s youth. The Royal St Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF) and the other stakeholders conceptualized an inaugural crime intervention initiative just over a month and a half ago. In his remarks, Inspector John Bergan, the Camp’s Coordinator and Organizer, was introduced to a gentleman at his Sandy Point Magistrate Court office. He conceptualized the programme during the meeting.
The Camp’s Coordinator and Organizer, Inspector John Bergan, immediately explained some of the challenges they encountered. Afterwards he decided to reach out to his global network.
Dr Isaac Newton, who met with the camp coordinator, played a significant role in bringing the camp and its vision to its fruition. The gentleman made a call to one of our international guests Beresford Mack. Further, he began reaching out to his US and UK contacts.
Meanwhile, camp coordinator Inspector John Bergan took the initiative to our club. Meanwhile, we all decided to host this community policing outreach program, to engage youths across the Federation”.
The prime minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr Terrance Drew also extended his support to the initiative.