Children ages 6-12 recently experienced a boot camp similar to what takes place at a police academy, but they were right here in Methuen. Methuen Police Officer James Smith and Lowell Police Officer Staci Callery instructed the children in several exercises. 

Haus of Athletes, at 476 Lowell St., holds a summer program designed for children that focuses on strength training, youth football training and more. Kids who took part in the training have been members for up to 2 years; many of them train for youth football and will continue their training over the summer months.