Trooper Island camp- was developed by the Kentucky State Police through tax deductible contributions. The idea was to establish a permanent recreational site where state troopers and campers could share a week-long experience. A location was found on Dale Hollow Lake in Clinton County. Trooper Island is a place where these deserving youth ages 10-12, have an opportunity to make a positive impact on their lives. There are no costs to the campers who attend Trooper Island Camp. During the week, campers learn skills which can be used throughout life.
· Every year Kentucky State Police Post 10 sends a total of 32 kids to camp 16 girls and 16 boys. Post 10 of Harlan consists of Knox, Bell and Harlan Counties. Each post in Kentucky sends 32 kids. A total of 512 children throughout the state attend.
· Each Child that participates in the program is refereed from community agencies as a child in need. The children are those that are at a disadvantage.
· All the children who attend camp get the opportunity to go boating, fishing, swimming, learn archery and other daily activities. While at camp children get to interact with positive role models.
· While at camp children who may arrive needing clothing or basic needs will receive them while attending including clothing, shoes and personal hygiene items
· The average cost for each camper is 300.00. Each post raises money to cover this cost thru donations and fund raisers.
Checks can be made to KSP Post 10 Children’s Camp Fundraising and mailed to Kentucky State Police 3319 South Highway 421, Harlan, KY. 40831 or can be picked up by Trooper Shane Jacobs.
Contact MTP. Shane Jacobs - Post 10 Harlan at 606-573-3131 if you are interested in entering a team for the Golf Scramble.