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Delta Dental of Kentucky's Making Smiles Happen® Donates $150,000 to Trooper Island for New Oral Health Clinic

[Louisville], KY [August 2, 2016] - Delta Dental of Kentucky's charitable initiative, Making Smiles Happen®, donated $150,000 to the Kentucky State Police Trooper Island to renovate the health clinic and add the first-ever oral health component at the camp. The generous grant will assist with the development of a new facility providing Trooper Island campers with the opportunity to receive oral health services for years to come.

This past Saturday, Delta Dental of Kentucky and the Kentucky State Police broke ground on the new facility during Trooper Island's Annual Appreciation Day. The Delta Dental Wellness Clinic will serve 700+ campers annually and each child will receive comprehensive oral health screenings in conjunction with oral hygiene education.

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About Trooper Island Camp

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.

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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.


Island Information

2016 Camp Dates

Post 1 and Post 2 May 30-June 3
Post 4 and Post 15 June 6-10
Post 10 and Post 11 June 13-17
Post 9 and Post 13 June 20-24
Post 8 and Post 14 June 27-July 1
Post 6 and Post 7 July 11-15
Post 5 and Post 12 July 18-22
Post 3 and Post 16 July 25-29