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BILLINGS - Volunteers of America Northern Rockies provide youth across Montana with a week long camp devoted to developing youth and law enforcement relationships, along with showing kids they can do and be whatever the want to be.

Camp POSTCARD (Police Officers Striving to Create and Reinforce Dreams) strives to keep kids crime, drug, and alcohol free. It also helps develop their leadership skills.

Sophia Mascarena went to Camp POSTCARD three years ago. In her words, she was timid and didn't speak up. She tried several times to back out of going, but with tears flowing down her face, she went.

 Camp POSTCARD gave Sophia a new found confidence and she's excited to be going back as a junior mentor this summer.

Hunter Harrison went as a junior mentor last summer. He says it's an awesome camp and allowed him to use the leadership skills he's gained while at Billings Central.

Officer Karl Rude says Camp POSTCARD teaches kids necessary leadership skills and allows them to find a person within themselves that they might not have known existed prior to the Camp.

June 22-27 are the dates for Camp Postcard. It will take place at Beartooth Mountain Christian Ranch.

Officer Karl Rude says the camp is free and the selection process is very low key. Kids are chosen for a lot of factors, but the main ones consist of academics and their interactions with their peers.
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positive bonds between the youth, law enforcement and criminal justice professionals building a relationship to help reduce crime and the use of tobacco, alcohol, and drugs. The experience provides a safe environment that stresses appropriate role models, ideals and values. Campers are allowed and expected to share their thoughts, feelings and ideas and learn the importance of self-respect and respect for others, teamwork, self-control and dignity.  - See more at: http://www.voanr.org/Featured-Highlights/Camp-POSTCARD.html#sthash.v65RunxL.dpuf
sestablishespositive bonds between the youth, law enforcement and criminal justice professionals building a relationship to help reduce crime and the use of tobacco, alcohol, and drugs. The experience provides a safe environment that stresses appropriate role models, ideals and values. Campers are allowed and expected to share their thoughts, feelings and ideas and learn the importance of self-respect and respect for others, teamwork, self-control and dignity.  - See more at: http://www.voanr.org/Featured-Highlights/Camp-POSTCARD.html#sthash.v65RunxL.dpuf