The Lycoming County Police Camp Cadet program will be held June 16 through June 21 at the Little League World Series complex in South Williamsport.
Camp Cadet is designed to bring a better understanding between the youth of Lycoming County and police officers and to create a lasting impression that police officers are their friends. Camp Cadet provides an atmosphere of a police academy and emphasis is placed on self-discipline.
Cadets will have the opportunity to participate in tactical team exercises, crime scene processing, BMX bike riding, archery and swimming. They also will get to meet, talk with and get to know police officers, state troopers, the district attorney, sheriffs and other members of the law enforcement community.
Above is the color guard and cadets marching in for Camp Cadet graduation.
Camp Cadet officers are now going into schools in Lycoming County to present the CampVideo and distribute applications to students in grades 6 and 7. Twelve and 13-year-old boys and girls are eligible to attend the camp. Applications are due by April 3.
A reminder for the boys that could not attend last year due to space in the dorms should re-apply to attend this year.
Interviews will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. April 6 above the dining hall in the Grove at the Little League Complex. Parking is in the lot behind the museum.
The camp is $20 for all students in Lycoming County.
A total of 100 cadets will be selected for appointment from a board of selection, which will meet after the interviews have been completed to review applications.
All selected cadets will be required to pass a physical examination by their own physician.
Applications can be obtained by going to www.lyco.org. Click on elected officials and click on the sheriff's website. Once there, click on the link to Camp Cadet.
The website also provides the history and purpose of the camp and has pictures from past camps.
Funding for the camp is provided by many civic and fraternal organizations, businesses and individuals throughout Lycoming County.