The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office invites you to join us for a 5-day, 4-night trail riding adventure into some of the most beautiful and pristine Florida environments found anywhere. This year’s ride is hosted by the Kenneth Kirchman Foundation at the Lake X Ranch, located just east of St. Cloud, FL. The ranch will open its gates at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 11th, for camp set up, and all campers must be off the property by noon on Monday, January 15th. There are multiple organized rides during the five days, with the all-day ride being held on Saturday, January 13th. We have a Police Horse Sensory Clinic on the first day, Thursday (11th), conducted by the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Patrol Unit, Arena Games, and an Obstacle Course Challenge on Friday (12th). We also have nightly entertainment, including bingo, a DJ/Line Dancing instruction, and a buckle and prize presentation on Saturday night. 100% of all proceeds during this event go to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office Summer Adventure Camp program.
The Osceola Sheriffs Adventure Camp is a 5-week summer program designed to encourage children ages 11-14 to stay in school, away from criminal activity, and to value individual differences. Each week, a different set of 16 Girls/16 Boys attend, with over 30 law enforcement personnel supervising the youth 24 hours a day. Through activities and team-building games, participants develop an understanding, tolerance, and a sense of connection to law enforcement while improving their self-esteem, self-discipline, and mastery over their own lives. Our deputies share their skills in Archery, Swim Safety, anti-bullying, Kayaking, Team Games, Hiking, and a High/Low Element rope challenge Course. This is an outreach program, so funding for the camp is strictly through fundraising and the generosity of local businesses and their sponsorships.
Please consider joining us for this event. There will be some great trail riding, plenty of nightly entertainment, and other fun activities throughout the 5-day event, all while supporting a great cause.