2013 Trooper Camp Dates:
|Elizabethtown/Columbia||June 3 - 7|
|Harlan/London||June 10 - 14|
|Pikeville/ Hazard||June 17 - 21|
|Ashland/Morehead||June 24 - 28|
|Dry Ridge/ Richmond||July 8 - 12|
|Campbellsburg/Frankfort||July 15 - 19|
|Henderson/Bowling Green||July 22 - 26|
|Mayfield/ Madisonville||July 29 - Aug 2|
Trooper Island Images:
Walmart Donates for Trooper Island
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21st Century Huv-a-Round??
Winchester Elks Lodge# 2816 is recognized by Trooper Island
Horseshoe Casino donates to Trooper Island
Indiana's Horseshoe Casino Staff donate to Trooper Island
Lowe's Stores and CVE team up to support Trooper Island
Camp Director of
Trooper Island Camp
Trooper Endre I. Samu
Camp Director Trooper Island
Kentucky State Police
P. O. Box 473
Albany, KY 42602
Click here to e-mail Trooper Endre I. Samu, Camp Director of Trooper Island
A movie clip of Trooper Island Camp
Fallen Troopers Remembered at Trooper Island
Trooper Island Memorial Wall
The new Memorial Wall is beginning to take shape. It is being built stricltly with donated funds and material from businesses across Kentucky. When completed, on one side it will honorably display 26 fallen members of the Kentucky State Police, while on the other, it will proudly recognize the island&'s place on Dale Hollow Reservoir.
Memorial Foundation in Place
The foundation for the new memorial was placed today. All hands were on deck. A special "Thank you" to Albany Ready Mix and the Army Corp for their donation of the concrete and use of the barge.
Yard Sale at a Marina???
Lea and Dan Brown, with their family pet "Buoy" recently held a "yard sale" at the State Marina to raise money for Trooper Island. Even though we had a good rain last Saturday, many turned out for the support, raising $423. On Tuesday, April 30, the dynamic trio also assisted in sprucing up the cabins on Trooper Island. They are typical examples of the fun and family orientated neighbors in the area!! Thank you Lea and Dan!!!
MSU Nursing Students "Bond / Aid" with the Island
On Monday, April 22, the 2013 graduating class of Morehead State University Nursing Students, lead by Dr. Stephanie Johnson and Tara Clark, both Associate Professors of Nursing, arrived at Trooper Island with a quantity of hygiene products for the children, and to participate in a two day clean up. They collected approximately 6,000 items, consisting of toilet paper, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, sunscrean and sandles. In addition, the group of students assisted the islands' maintenance staff with painting, washing the pontoon boats, deep cleaning of the kitchen and dining hall, reorganizing the storage facilities and many other tasks. They also had a chance to experience some fun such as canoeing, fishing, volleyball and kareoke. On behalf of the Trooper Island staff and the Kentucky State Police, a sincere appreciation is extended the MSU staff for these outstanding citizens.
MSU Nursing Students raise funds for Trooper Island Memorial
On March 23rd, a group of MSU nursing students volunteered their time to raise funds for the new Trooper Island Memorial, honoring 25 Troopers and 1 Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer. The effort was coordinated by Savanna Keeton (front left) and Chelsea Wagner (front center). The group of supporters raised $1500 during the recent fundraising activity associated with the local Optimist Club's Bingo Hall in Farmers, KY. Also pictured with Keeton and Wagner is Ali Whitt (front right). (Back Row L-R) Megan Smith, Sherri Brown, Arian Snyder, Alicaia Harless, and Amy Ferrell (wife of Trooper Scott Ferrell, Post 8). Not pictured is Sarah Schlumpberger. This dedicated group would like to encourage everyone to honor the men who made the ultimate sacrifice as well as all law enforcement officers. On behalf of the Kentucky State Police, "thank you", and to all who share their centiment.
While some come to the island to rest and relax, William Overstreet (left) and Richard Hamilton (right) from Post 15 "Communication & Technologies" were hard at work at Trooper Island installing wiring for a project near the Shirley Lodge.
KSP Trooper Island Raffle Car Combines Unbridled Power With Highest Govt. Safety Rating
(Frankfort, KY) -- The Kentucky State Police are raffling off a 2013 Chevrolet Camaro 1SS Coupe to help support their annual summer camp for underprivileged youth. Sporting a Crystal Red Metallic exterior and black interior, the vehicle features a 6.2 liter V8 dual overhead cam engine with 400 horsepower and a six-speed automatic transmission that incorporates Active Fuel Management™ for a 24-miles-per-gallon highway rating. In government crash testing, it earned a superlative five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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.
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.