Frankfort, KY - Make plans to attend the 2017 Tim Moore Memorial Trooper Island ATV Ride on Friday and Saturday, September 22-23 at the Knott County Mine Made Adventure Park and Campground. We will once again have the Friday night ride, followed by a day ride Saturday morning. There will be food, prizes and t-shirts available and camp sites are available, so come out for a great time for a great cause. See you there!
Roger and Judy White of Leitchfield, Ky. (center) met with Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rick Sanders (right) and Lt. Michael Webb, KSP Public Affairs Branch Commander, (left) on Sept. 18 at the KSP Academy in Frankfort to take possession of their new 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara Winter Edition 4x4. White won the vehicle in the annual KSP Trooper Island Raffle, which raises funds for the agency’s free summer camp for underprivileged boys and girls age 10-12 on Dale Hollow Lake in Clinton County. It is financed entirely by donations, no public funds are used. Each year, the camp hosts approximately 700 children, providing good food, fresh air, recreation, guidance and structured, esteem-building activities designed to develop good citizenship and positive relationships with law enforcement officers. Visit http://kentuckystatepolice.org/island.html for more information.
KSP Accepting Applications for Trooper Island Camp
Frankfort, KY - (February 17, 2017) KSP is accepting applications for children to attend Trooper Island Camp this summer. Trooper Island is a free summer camp for underprivileged boys and girls age 10-12 operated by the Kentucky State Police on Dale Hollow Lake in Clinton County. It is financed entirely by donations, no public funds are used.
Each year, the camp hosts approximately 700 children, providing good food, fresh air, recreation, guidance and structured, esteem-building activities designed to build good citizenship and positive relationships with law enforcement officers. The camp is for youth ages 10 to 12 years of age whom otherwise would not be able to afford to attend summer camp.
Camp Commander Trooper First Class Jonathan Biven says the camp is designed to give youth a camping experience that will impact them for years to come.
“Often when these children arrive at camp they are burdened with life’s struggles,” says Biven. “We provide a get-away for them where they experience unique activities that develop confidence, trust and creating memories that last a lifetime.”
Once the application is completed it should be mailed to the nearest KSP Post in proximity to the camper’s residence. For a map of the KSP posts along with mailing addresses, click here:
KSP says the camp roster fills up quickly so parents are encouraged to complete camp applications as soon as possible.
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.
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
ALL CONTRIBUTIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE
TROOPER ISLAND, INC.
KENTUCKY STATE POLICE
P. O. Box 473
Albany, KY 42602
Phone #(270) 433-5422