Application period for the 2010 Troop N Camp Cadet program is now open and applications are being accepted. Anyone interested in attending camp can obtain an application at any of the following Troop N State Police Stations: Hazleton, Bloomsburg, Lehighton, Fern Ridge and Swiftwater State Police. Applications have also been distributed to most of the local schools located throughout the Troop N Area.

Camp Cadet program is open to boys and girls that are between the ages of 12 to 14 and who reside in the Troop N area. This includes (lower) Luzerne, Monroe, Carbon, and Columbia Counties. Camp is held at Penn State Hazleton Campus and will run July 25, through July 30. This week long camp is designed to give young people a better understanding of law enforcement activities in an atmosphere of an actual State Police training school. Once accepted, the cadets will reside at the camp for six days under the direct supervision of state and local police officers.

During this time they will receive instruction on various police functions by representatives from the PA State Police, F.B.I., Secret Service, the PA Game Commission, MedEvac, Luzerne County K-9, and many others. This is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Approximately 100 (one hundred) youths will be selected. The camp itself is free of charge however there is a $20 administrative fee for those individuals that are selected to attend camp.

The Troop N Camp Cadet program is funded through donations solicited by the Camp Cadet (civilian) Board of Directors. Money is also raised with golf tournaments that are scheduled in June and August of every year.

Anyone having questions about the camp may contact TFC Shannon M. Yorke, camp director at (570) 459-3890 or TFC Rob Ruckle, assistant director at (570) 582-1089. Deadline for submitting an application is March 31. Applications received after this date, will not be eligible for consideration