Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol Sends Local Kids To Summer Camp

Sheriffs to host 900 campers this summer at the Sheriffs’ Summer Camp

This morning, Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol sent 10 deserving Oneida County children to the New York State Sheriffs’ Institute Summer Camp. The children boarded a bus at the Sheriff’s Office in Oriskany and headed off for a week of wholesome outdoor summer fun and learning.

The Sheriffs’ Summer Camp is located on Keuka Lake in the Finger Lakes Region of Yates County.

Now in its 43rd year of operation, the camp will accommodate over 900 boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 12 from across New York State this summer. The campers attend at no charge.

Made possible by the generous financial support of the Honorary Members of the Sheriffs’ Institute, the Sheriffs' Summer Camp provides a solid recreational program while stressing basic values and good citizenship.

“The campers get an insiders look at the world of law enforcement,” said Sheriff Maciol. “By working with and learning from the sheriffs and deputy sheriffs at the camp, the kids develop a deeper respect for and understanding of the men and women who enforce our laws.”

Campers participate in typical camp activities, like archery, sailing, boating, hiking, and talent shows. They also experience technical and safety demonstrations by deputy sheriffs such as scuba diving, K-9 handling, bicycle safety and boating safety.

The Sheriffs’ Summer Camp is a program of the New York State Sheriffs’ Institute, Inc. The Sheriffs’ Institute was established in 1979 with the mission to assist the office of the sheriff in advancing education in the criminal justice community, preventing juvenile delinquency, and supporting victims of crime and their families. Visit

Photo: Deputy Dominick Belmonte and Officer John Curley to the left of the children and Undersheriff Joseph Lisi to the right of the children.