It could be that I'm just still pumped about the awesome rock camp I had last week, but I noticed that the Brewer Police Department had slots open for the Junior Public Safety Academy in August. There's one this month too, however the slots are all filled up. But as I've learned this summer, kids going to a cool summer camp is awesome!

Some of the things they will cover over the course of the week are traffic enforcement, criminal investigations, defensive tactics, building and vehicle searches, fire safety, equipment use, CPR, and First Aid, according to a post on their Facebook page. There will also be some things taught in a classroom-type setting, but the bulk of it will be learning by doing.

The camp is totally free of charge, and you can snag an application at the Brewer Public Safety building, located at 151 Parkway South. The classes are kept small to keep the experience as fun as possible, and it will be open to kids from other towns if all the slots are not filled by Brewer residents.

Like I said before, a fun camp like this can totally change a kid's summer. If they're engaged in something they're interested in, versus swimming lessons and arts and crafts, they're far more likely to actively participate. Not to say there's anything wrong with arts and crafts, but learning about chasing down bad guys seems pretty cool too, doesn't it?