BEDFORD, Va. -

Police in Bedford are giving kids a taste of life in law enforcement.

The Bedford Police Department is hosting its tenth annual "Cop Camp" this week.

150 students are learning what it's like to wear the badge.  WDBJ7 caught up with campers Wednesday as they experienced some of the training real officers have to undergo. 

The camp is designed to let kids interact and build a positive relationship with police.

"This is my third year here," said John Maxwell, a camp participant.  "Every year here it just gets better and better.  I like the activities we do and we have good food."

"I like cop camp, because it teaches you all about police," said camper, Colby Smith.  "They show you all of the explosives that they use.  It shows you not to get involved with gangs."

The camp is put on with help from the Bedford County Sheriff's Office and Virginia State Police.