Madisonville, KY. – During the week of May 30 through June 3, a total of fifty-four boys and girls from the KSP Madisonville and Mayfield Post Districts will be attending the Kentucky State Police Trooper Island Camp. Before leaving for the island, Woodman Life Chapter 92, Princeton, KY presented a monetary donation to Trooper Island. In addition, the campers and staff were treated to a cookout at the Madisonville Post courtesy of Woodman Life Chapter 92.
During their week on the island, the campers will participate in many activities such as swimming, canoeing, archery, fishing, and other outdoor activities. Campers will also learn about good citizenship, hygiene, and leadership. The camping program is dedicated to the development of one’s self image.
Trooper Island is located on Dale Hollow Lake in Clinton County. Established in 1965, the free, summer camp is for underprivileged boys and girls ages 10 to 12 that may not have a chance to attend a summer camp. Each year approximately 700 campers from across the state attend the camp.
Trooper Island is a non-profit organization, which operates solely on private and business donations. Contributions are tax-deductible. If you would like to make a donation to Trooper Island, you may contact your local Kentucky State Police Post.
Currently, the Kentucky State Police is raffling a 2016 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Big Horn® Crew Cab 4×4 pickup truck (Charitable Gaming #0000633) with proceeds going to Trooper Island. Tickets may be purchased from any Kentucky State Police Post or online at https://squareup.com/market/trooper-island-inc.
1) Campers and Troopers
2) Donation – left to right – Trooper Stu Recke, Public Affairs Officer Post 2; Richard Gordon, Woodman Life Chapter 92 President; Chuck Slaton, Woodman Life Jurisdictional President of Kentucky; Captain Brent White, Commander