Summer camp drug prevention program in Elliott County

SANDY HOOK, Ky. (WTVQ) – In an effort to fight the drug problem in eastern Kentucky, a drug prevention summer camp was held for children in Elliott County.

The Morehead State University Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) partnered with the Rocky J. Adkins Public Library to bring the program to 60 children aged 5-to-13.  The program is called “Too Good for Drugs.”

Library staff and volunteers led the camp from June 10-28.  Students learned the importance of good decision making and how to avoid alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

The camp was space-themed.  In addition to the drug prevention part of the camp, students also did crafts and other activities related to the theme.

“As we are all familiar with the opioid epidemic, drug prevention programs are extremely important,” said Justin Slone, assistant director of RSVP.  “The library is an RSVP volunteer station and we felt that in addition to focusing on reading, that implementing a drug prevention program was important as well.”

For more information about RSVP, click here or call 606-783-5124.


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