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State Police cancel Camp Cadet and other programs for 2020


Ridgway, PA – Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Pennsylvania State Police have been forced to make the unprecedented decision to cancel the 2020 Troop C, Camp Cadet and Sunny Day Camp Programs that would have taken place this year.

The camps will not be rescheduled for this calendar year, but we anticipate returning to a normal camp schedule in 2021.

Because the Covid-19 Pandemic is beyond anyone’s control, we have already made arrangements to accept 15-year-old youths to the 2021 Troop C, Camp Cadet Program. This change will enable campers who are currently at our normal cut-off age of 14 to attend the camp next summer.

Current applicants will have their Camp Cadet registration fee reimbursed. In closing, we thank you for your continued interest in our camp programs and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience these cancellations may have caused.


Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) announced today the cancellation of upcoming youth camps, which had been scheduled throughout the spring and summer months, in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“Camp Cadet, the Commissioner’s Honor Camp, and Sunny Day Camp have deep roots in our department and are a source of pride for the personnel whose hard work and dedication make them possible every year,” said Colonel Robert Evanchick, commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police. “This decision was made with the health and safety of all attendees, staff, and community partners in mind. We look forward to resuming the programs in 2021.”

PSP volunteers coordinate dozens of youth camps and events each summer, including 27 weeklong sleepaway Camp Cadet programs, for children ages 12-15; a Commissioner’s Honor Camp, for outstanding teens selected from previous Camp Cadet attendees; State Police Youth Week, in partnership with the American Legion and National Guard; and 12 Sunny Day Camp programs, which are one-day events for children and adults with special needs or disabilities and their families.

Cancellation of the 2020 Elmer Hafer American Legion State Police National Guard Youth Camp (State Police Youth Week) was announced by the American Legion earlier this month.