Trooper Island


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2014 Trooper Camp Dates:

POSTS DATES
Harlan/London June 9 - 13
Pikeville/ Hazard June 16 - 20
Ashland/Morehead June 23 - 27
Elizabethtown/Columbia June 30 - July - 3
Dry Ridge/ Richmond July 7 - 11
Campbellsburg/Frankfort July 14 - 18
Henderson/Bowling Green July 21 - 25
Mayfield/ Madisonville July 28 - Aug 1

Trooper Island Images:
Staff at "DART'sS Corporation" is appreciated
Endre Samu, Trooper Island Camp Director (far left) and Jeff Brown, Maintenance Supervisor at Trooper Island, presented an appreciation plaque to the staff of DART Corporation
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Trooper Island extends appreciation to Sister Schubert's
Steve Blackburn, General Manager and Vicky Crabtree, spokesperson of Sister Schubert's was presented an appreciation plaque for their continuous donation to Trooper Island



Camp Director of
Trooper Island Camp
An image of Trooper Samu
Trooper Endre I. Samu
Camp Director Trooper Island
Kentucky State Police
P. O. Box 473
Albany, KY 42602
(270) 433-5422
Click here to e-mail Trooper Endre I. Samu, Camp Director of Trooper Island
A movie clip of Trooper Island Camp
A movie clip of Trooper Island Camp, click here to download (file size is 45.5 MB) may take a long time to download if on dail up

An image of Trooper Island Logo

New Island Addition

Mr. Sam Dunning and his family recently visited Trooper Island and brought with them a work of art. Sam is a chainsaw wood carver by trade and hand-carved the magnificent display of the 7' wooden statue. It's the epitome of Trooper Island's legacy, namely the dedicated Troopers of the Kentucky State Police, changing one child's life at a time. While no amount of words would be enough to say "Thank You" to such a classic display, on behalf of all the Troopers of the Kentucky State Police, we tip our hats to Sam and his family

Mr. Sam Dunning and his family recently visited Trooper Island and brought with them a work of art. Sam is a chainsaw wood carver by trade and hand-carved the magnificent display of the 7' wooden statue. It's the epitome of Trooper Island's legacy, namely the dedicated Troopers of the Kentucky State Police, changing one child's life at a time. While no amount of words would be enough to say "Thank You" to such a classic display, on behalf of all the Troopers of the Kentucky State Police, we tip our hats to Sam and his family.


Indiana State Police at Trooper Island

Members of the Indiana State Police, in association with Kentucky State Police Sgt. Fred Scroggins, spent quality time on the island. In addition to donating cell batteries and paint brushes, they also moved cabinetry, equipment and had time to plant roses in a new garden.  On behalf of the Kentucky State Police and the staff of Trooper Island, a special "Thank You" is extended to our law enforcement family to the north

Members of the Indiana State Police, in association with Kentucky State Police Sgt. Fred Scroggins, spent quality time on the island. In addition to donating cell batteries and paint brushes, they also moved cabinetry, equipment and had time to plant roses in a new garden. On behalf of the Kentucky State Police and the staff of Trooper Island, a special "Thank You" is extended to our law enforcement family to the north


Morehead Nursing Students at Trooper Island

Twelve Morehead Nursing students under the direction of Professors Stephanie Johnson and Tara Clark, recently spent time  on the island as part of their community service orientation. Their work included washing the boats, cleaning the vehicles, the camper cabins, and painting. On behalf of the staff of Trooper Island, a debt of gratitude is extended for their lengthy hours of work

Twelve Morehead Nursing students under the direction of Professors Stephanie Johnson and Tara Clark, recently spent time on the island as part of their community service orientation. Their work included washing the boats, cleaning the vehicles, the camper cabins, and painting. On behalf of the staff of Trooper Island, a debt of gratitude is extended for their lengthy hours of work.


Trooper Island is blossoming in many ways

Fish & Wildlife spend time at Trooper Island

Fish & Wildlife spend time at Trooper Island


Fish & Wildlife spend time at Trooper Island

Pictured left to right are Sgt. Joe Mills, Lt. Brett Zalla, Tpr. Endre Samu, Officers Adam Avery, Barrett Speck, Jared Ervin and Brandon Boone

Six members of the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife, lead by Lt. Brett Zalla, Commander of the Fourth District, spent a night at Trooper Island. They were passing through during their recent assignment monitoring the Kentucky/Tennessee boarder. Pictured left to right are Sgt. Joe Mills, Lt. Brett Zalla, Tpr. Endre Samu, Officers Adam Avery, Barrett Speck, Jared Ervin and Brandon Boone. The staff at Trooper Island look forward to a continued working relationship with the Department of Fish & Wildlife.


Trooper Island Brick Donation

Example of a Brick Donation Image

If you would like to order a brick for the Trooper Island Brick Donation, click on the following link: http://www.polarengraving.com/TrooperIsland


Trooper Island Camp was developed by the Kentucky State Police as part of a long range program of public service to the youth of Kentucky: a place where the tensions and turmoil of our everyday lives can be forgotten; and for one week young people can be given a touch of hope and desire of a better tomorrow.Arial image of Trooper Island.  Trooper Island is on Dale Hollow Lake in Southern Kentucky near the Clinton and Cumberland County Lines.

Spearheaded by former State Police Director, Colonel James E. Bassett, the idea was to establish a permanent recreational site where trooper and child could share a week long experience.

A location was selected in a secluded corner of Dale Hollow Lake near the Cumberland and Clinton County line, where an island was leased from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and a non-profit charitable corporation was formed.


More Information on Making a Difference

All construction and camping expenses are paid from tax-deductible contributions. Many industry, civic and business groups have provided this program much needed support.

Contributions and/or Request for Further Information should be directed to:

ALL CONTRIBUTIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE

Trooper Island On-line Store

Your purchase of Kentucky State Police logo items from the KSPPA and Trooper Island on-line store are used in the development and upkeep of Trooper Island.  Click here to visit the Trooper Island on-line store.

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