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Camp Cadet program for kids 12-14 accepting applications for summer


Clarion, PA – The Pennsylvania State Police, Troop C, Camp Cadet Program will be held at Clarion University, July 26 through July 31, 2020.

The camp is for boys and girls, 12 to 14 years of age, from Clarion, Clearfield, Elk, Forest, Jefferson, McKean and Northern Indiana Counties. Campers will stay at the University for the entire week.

The activities presented at Camp Cadet include a full range of demonstrations and speakers from local fire departments, specialty units from the PA State Police (aviation, forensics, S.E.R.T.), the PA Game Commission, the PA Fish and Boat Commission, the F.B.I., the U.S. Secret Service, the U.S. Coast Guard, a County Coroner and the PA National Guard. During the week, campers will also enjoy a canoe trip on the Clarion River in Cooks Forest.

This is a fun camp for young people to learn about law enforcement and team work. This is not a camp for problem-solving of young people. The program is conducted under conditions similar to the training experienced by cadets at the Pennsylvania State Police Academy.

Campers are required to rise in the morning and participate in physical training. Movement about the campus is done in military formation and campers are required to address people according to military standards.

The non-refundable fee to attend is only $20 per person, as the camp is completely funded through private donations.

If you know of a child interested in attending the camp, please pick up a Camp Cadet application at the school they attend, at your local Troop C State Police Station, or by contacting Trooper Bruce A. Morris at the State Police in Ridgway; (814)772-2399 or [email protected].

Submissions are processed as they are received to fill the camp compliment and completed applications must be received no later than June 1, 2020.

Photo courtesy of the Camp Cadet Armstrong PA Facebook page.