Pennsylvania State Police and American Legion Seek Youth Camp Applicants

16 Mar, 2016, 12:45 ET from Pennsylvania State Police Department

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 16, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania State Police and Pennsylvania American Legion are seeking applicants for "State Police Youth Week," a leadership camp designed for teenagers interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement or the military.

The week-long camp is staffed by members of the Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, and Pennsylvania American Legion. During the camp, cadets take part in team-building exercises, physical fitness training, classroom activities involving police and military careers, and a marksmanship course. Cadets will also visit the Pennsylvania State Police Academy in Hershey and Fort Indiantown Gap National Guard Training Center in Lebanon County.

The camp will be held at York College in York, Pennsylvania from June 12 through the 18. Males and females interested in applying for the camp must be between the ages of 15-17 prior to entering the camp and not reach the age of 18 before or during the camp. Students who have previously attended the camp as a cadet are not eligible to apply again.  Applicants are expected to have a good academic record and be in good health. For application information, visit the Pennsylvania American Legion website at www.pa-legion.com and click on the "Programs" link or call the Pennsylvania American Legion Headquarters at (717) 730-9100.

State Police Youth Week was established in 1970 with the goal of improving the relationship between Pennsylvania's youth and the law enforcement community. Last year, 70 cadets participated in the camp.

MEDIA CONTACTS:  Tpr. Adam Reed, 717-783-5556

SOURCE Pennsylvania State Police Department



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