Applications are now being accepted for the 2013 Armstrong County Camp Cadet Program sponsored by the Kittanning station of the Pennsylvania State Police.
Camp Cadet is a weeklong summer camp hosted by and located at Lenape Technical School, Chaplin Avenue, Manor Township, for boys and girls ages 12 to 15. This year, Camp Cadet is scheduled from July 21 to 26. Applications must be submitted by June 1.
The boys and girls attending Camp Cadet stay at the camp in the care of state police officers and civilian counselors. During the week, the kids are introduced to various law enforcement agencies such as the FBI, Secret Service, local police departments/sheriff’s office and units of the state police such as the Aviation Patrol Unit, Vice Unit, Computer Crime and Special Emergency Response Team. The cadets tour the courthouse and meet with our judges and District Attorney. The kids also participate in sports, swimming and other group activities. There are also demonstrations on first aid, fire department/rescue and the hazards of explosives. At the end of the week, there is a formal graduation ceremony during which those attending camp receive certificates and awards from commissioned officers of the state police. It is the goal of Camp Cadet to give our young people a better understanding of law enforcement as well as to encourage good citizenship.
Applications or a postcard with the applicant’s name, address, date of birth, municipality of residence, parents’ names and telephone number should be sent to: Camp Cadet Director, Pennsylvania State Police, 184 Nolte Drive, Kittanning, PA 16201. Applications for Camp Cadet are available online at www.campcadet. com as well as at the Kittanning state police station at the West Hills Industrial Park. Any questions can be directed to Trooper Santucci, the Armstrong County Camp Cadet director, at (724) 543-2011.