|Published:||Jun 19, 2010 10:31 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Jun 19, 2010 7:36 PM EDT|
FORT MYERS, Fla. - School is out for the summer, but for the last four days at Dunbar Middle School, the learning continues in a very active way.
"This exercise mostly teaches us about agility and speed and a little bit of strength in the dummy over there, and it gives you the understanding of what you're actually a cop," said Page Losapio
Losapio is one of 143 kids signed up for the annual Law Camp in Fort Myers. In an obstacle course, the object was to get the best time. Each camper got encouragement along the way from a Fort Myers Police officer.
In one of the classrooms, another group of campers prepared for a lesson with paramedics. The scenario...dozens of people are injured, save as many lives as possible.
"If you're severely injured and you don't go to the hospital you may die. If you're minor injured and you go to the hospital then it's not fair to the other people who are seriously injured," said camper Rachel Moussa.
The fundamental lessons at Law Camp are discipline and teamwork.
"They come from so many different cultures and backgrounds, and they have to come together as one," said Fort Myers Police officer Dominic Zammit.
But, it's also about making better decisions.
"The age group they're in right now, they're learning right from wrong," said officer Jen Gaytan.
For young Losapio, the experience runs deep. The son of an officer, he wants to be one too. He believes being at Law Camp has him off to a good start.
"I just want to help people be better and to save people's lives," said Losapio.
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