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Camp Chance
Submit Volunteer Applications by May 31st
Printable Volunteer Application that you complete and return to the WPD
Online Volunteer Application (preferred method)

Camp Chance is a three day program for youth in grades 1st thru 5th that attend school in the Watertown community. There is no cost to the families of the children who attend. Camp Chance provides a valuable program for youth to gain self-confidence, self-esteem, positive peer and adult relationships, and participate in activities.

Each of the three days has its own theme. They include: Healthy Choices Day, Safety and Prevention Day and South Dakota Day.

Healthy Choices Day (Day 1 of each week)
Includes activities such as nutrition education, dental care, team building games, internet safety, seat belt safety, Ultimate Kicks and Humane Society. Activities will take place at the Watertown Police Department.

Safety and Prevention Day (Day 2 of each week)
Includes activities such as Fire Department smoke house/fire safety, bike safety, archery, building duck houses and water activities including jet ski rides, fishing and boat rides. Morning activities will take place at the Watertown Police Department and afternoon activities will take place at Memorial Park.

South Dakota Day (Day 3 of each week)
Includes activities such as zoo tours, environment stations, horseback riding and graduation. Morning activities will take place at Bramble Park Zoo and the afternoon will be spent at Joy Ranch.

Camp Chance Christmas Party
All youth that graduate from Camp Chance are invited to a Christmas Party held at the LATI in December.

How can you help?
Camp Chance is 100% funded by monetary and non-monetary donations and staffed by volunteers. In 2009, a Police Fund was established at the Watertown Community Foundation which is a 501c (3) tax exempt organization. Donations made to the Police Fund will help sustain the Camp Chance program. If you would like to donate to Camp Chance, please send donations to:

Watertown Police Department
Camp Chance
128 N. Maple St.
Watertown, SD 57201

If you have questions about Camp Chance, please contact Connie Cutler at (605)882-5237 or email


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