Submitted by Kevin Maccioli, The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office
Registration for the 2023 Middlesex Sheriff’s Office (MSO) Youth Public Safety Academy (YPSA) has been extended until Friday, June 2 at 5 p.m., Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian announced today. Spots remain open for Bedford, Carlisle, Concord, Lexington and area communities.
Comprised of five, one-week camps, YPSA is a low-cost and educational summer program for Middlesex County families. Kids ages 8 – 12 will have the opportunity to learn safety skills, meet first responders, and meet kids from their community. Camp sessions begin the week of July 10 and are held at the MSO’s Training Academy.
Registration for each week is $100 per child and includes transportation, daily breakfast and lunch, and graduation ceremony held each Friday. A limited number of scholarships are also available for families.
Participants are picked up and dropped off at designated bus stops in each host community listed below. Children are not required to reside in these communities, but families are responsible for transportation to these designated bus stops. Cadets from Billerica and Chelmsford will be dropped off and picked up at the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Training Academy.
The schedule for this year’s YPSA is listed below (communities marked with a “/” have a combined bus stop location):
Dates Community bus stops
July 10-14 Waltham/Newton, Bedford, Wakefield, Medford
July 17-21 Marlborough, Framingham/Natick, Hudson, Acton/Maynard
July 24-28 Everett, Billerica
July 31-Aug. 4 Belmont/Watertown, Tyngsborough, Arlington/Cambridge, Burlington
Aug. 7-11 Lowell, Tewksbury
To fill out an online registration, please visit middlesexsheriff.org/2023YPSARegistration.
Four communities – Malden and Woburn (July 24-28), as well as Chelmsford and Wilmington (Aug. 7-11) – have reached capacity, however families may add their names to the waiting lists for those two weeks using the application above.