Trooper Kendra Wilson
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 12, Frankfort
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Kids Leaving for Trooper Island Camp
Date of News Release: 07/19/2009
(Post 12 Frankfort) -- On Monday July 20, 2009, Post 12-Frankfort and Post 5-Campbellsburg will send 64 boys and girls to Trooper Island for a week of fun. The Trooper Island bus will leave Post 12 at 10:00 A.M. The Frankfort Post will send 32 kids come from Fayette, Franklin, Scott, Anderson, Shelby, Spencer and Woodford counties. The Campbellsburg Post will send 32 kids from Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Oldham, Owen, and Trimble counties.
Boys and girls, ages 10 to 12, are selected from each of the sixteen post areas. Each Trooper selects children that may not otherwise have the opportunity to attend a camp.
The camping program is dedicated toward the development of one's self image. Building the physical body through nutritious food and exercise, developing mental capabilities with classroom study and providing spiritual growth through non-denominational chapel services.
There is no cost to the campers who attend Trooper Island and there are no restrictions based on race, creed or color.
Trooper Island was developed by Kentucky State Police as part of a long range program of public service to the youth of Kentucky. It is a place where the tensions and turmoil of everyday lives can be forgotten; and for one week young people can be given a touch of hope and desire of a better tomorrow.
You can learn more about Trooper Island at http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/island.htm