Every summer since 1970, the Indiana State Police has offered law enforcement summer camps for Hoosier youth. To date, over 45,000 young Hoosiers have been afforded the opportunity to spend face time with law enforcement officers in a positive environment.
Countless camp graduates have gone on to careers in law enforcement and other related fields. In fact, many of the camp graduates go on to be adult camp counselors, after they begin their law enforcement careers.
The camps are designed to help students get an up close and personal view of law enforcement and the criminal justice system, but more importantly, gain respect for themselves and others. This is all done through programs that reward hard work, dedication and team work.
The camps always include demonstrations by Indiana State Police SWAT, Explosive Ordinance Disposal, Scuba and other specialty teams. Troopers volunteer to put on demonstrations on a variety of topics. The ca mp staffs are handpicked law enforcement personnel who dedicate their time to preparing youth for their futures.
The Indiana Troopers Youth Services schedule for the 46th year of summer camp programs is complete. Coordinated by the Indiana Troopers Youth Services organization, the camps will be staffed by Indiana State Police officers and officers from other law enforcement organizations.
The 2016 Camp Schedule is as follows:
The Law camps will have two locations:
Vincennes University, June 15th -18th, Sgt. Eric Dunn, Director.
Anderson University, July 6th-9th, Sgt. Tony Slocum, Director.
The Career Camps cover grades 9 -12 with three locations:
Vincennes University- July 10th-15th, Master Trooper Troy Boyd, Director
Trine University- July 10th -15th, Master Trooper Marc Leatherman, Director
St. Joseph College (Rensselaer) – July 17th-22nd, Trooper Danielle Elwood, Director
The ITYS w ill host three Pioneer Camps:
Potato Creek State Park- St, Joseph County, Director Trooper Ben Ennis
Mounds State Park- Anderson, Director Trooper Jeremy Mason
Lincoln State Park- Spencer County, Co-Directors Sgt. Rob Gardner and Master Trooper Tom Campbell
If you know a child that may be interested in attending a camp, or if you would like more information, please visit the Indiana Troopers Youth Services Web Site at http://trooper.org/
The Indiana Troopers Youth Services will host the 3rd Annual Summer Camp Golf Outing on Wednesday May 18th at Meadowbrook Golf Course in Anderson. This is a big fund raiser for the camps and is open to anyone that would like to play or support. For more information, or to sign up to play in the golf outing, please visit http://trooper.org/itys-3rd-annual-golf-outing/