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What is R.O.A.R.?

R.O.A.R. stands for Respect Others And youRself and is a program offered during the months of June and July, the Sheriff's Office holds summer day camps for children 6 to 12 years of age. These sessions teach our young people about citizenship, leadership, cooperation, respect and environmental responsibility. Counselors and deputies reinforce the importance of rules and laws through games, team sports, crafts and demonstrations. The Sheriff's Office is presenting this program in partnership with Eckerd Youth Alternatives and The Florida Sheriffs Association. It is offered without cost to Hernando County children.

R.O.A.R. Summer Day Camps are FREE to the first 60 registered campers for each session. Each child may only attend ONE, week long session.

Available Sessions for this year:

  • No sessions available currently, check back later.

Applications for the 2023 ROAR Summer Camp will be made available online May 1st, 2023.

All sessions are held from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Important Information

  1. If your child is not present on MONDAY, his or her spot will be filled by another child.
  2. Parents are responsible to provide transportation to and from camp.
  3. R.O.A.R. Camp is funded through drug forfeiture funds. There is no cost to families.
  4. Your child must be at least 6 years old, PRIOR to his/her scheduled camp.
  5. Lunch and snacks are provided. If your child has a special diet or food allergies, please send lunch/snacks in a small cooler.
  6. Campers must be able to feed themselves and use the restroom independently, otherwise they must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
  7. R.O.A.R. Camp is for Hernando County residents only.

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  1. I grant permission for my child to participate in approved camp activities.
  2. I grant permission for my child to be photographed/video recorded during camp activities and allow said images to be posted to (HCSO and/or Eckerd) social media platforms and/or used for program development, which may include presentations, media coverage, conferences, etc.
  3. I grant permission/complete authority to representatives from the HCSO and/or Eckerd to address disciplinary matters.
  4. I grant permission for my child to be transported to a medical facility in the event of sudden illness/injury. I understand that I will be notified immediately.
  5. I understand that ONLY the designated person(s) listed on this application may sign my child in or out of camp, after producing proper identification.
  6. I understand that I need to submit any changes (emergency contact information, telephone numbers, designated persons to pick up/drop off the camper, etc.) in writing/email to the HCSO.
  7. I agree that the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office/Eckerd Inc., and/or personnel acting on behalf of either, will not be responsible for illness or injury.

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