The members of Troop "M" Pennsylvania State Police are proud to announce the sponsorship of Camp Cadet 2017. The camp is designed to bring a better understanding to youth of law enforcement activities while living in an atmosphere of an actual State Police Training School. Emphasis is placed on self-discipline, the ability to make new friends and work with them as a team. The week-long experience is brought to boys and girls at no expense to them. Funding is done solely by area police, civic and business groups. Among the instructions to be presented will be first aid training, radar demonstrations, the usage of the helicopters by the State Police and Med-Evac from the Lehigh Valley Hospital Center with actual appearances by both for a firsthand look. Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Secret Service, Pennsylvania Game Commission, County Sheriff Department, Canine Demonstrations and much more. It is a week filled with excitement that will not soon be forgotten.
Each evening after dinner allows for time to compete in sporting activities like softball, basketball, rifle, and volleyball. Squads will compete for championship trophies to be awarded at graduation. Check-in is Sunday afternoon and the week is concluded the following Friday with a graduation ceremony with family and friends invited. To be eligible for consideration to Camp Cadet a boy or girl must be at least 12 years old but not older than 14 by May 1, 2017. He or she must be a resident of either Bucks, Lehigh, or Northampton County and must be in good physical condition.
Interested boys or girls must submit applications. If your name is selected you will be required to attend an orientation and interview with Camp Directors prior to your acceptance. The camp for boys and girls will be held at beautiful Camp Fowler in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. Please visit our website at www.troopmcampcadet.org for more details and photographs. Directions and all other additional information will be provided to those persons who are accepted to Camp Cadet. Additional applications can be picked up at any of the following State Police Stations: Bethlehem, Fogelsville, Belfast, Dublin or Trevose as well as Municipal Police Departments and Magisterial District Courts. If there are any questions or you need more information about the program, please contact Trooper Marc Allen at 610-861-2026.
A Note to Parents
This is a camp for boys and girls that are interested in law enforcement. It is not a camp for problem solving of your teens. If they are interested, please encourage them to attend, they cannot learn more anywhere else. If their desire is to not attend, do not force them since this will only hamper our efforts.