PSP Camp Cadet to be Held July 23-28 at Clarion University

CLARION – The Pennsylvania State Police, Troop C, Camp Cadet Program will be held at Clarion University on July 23-28. 

The camp is for boys and girls, 12 to 14 years of age, from Clarion, Clearfield, Elk, Forest, Jefferson, McKean and Northern Indiana counties. Campers will stay at the university for the entire week. 

The activities presented at Camp Cadet include a full range of demonstrations and speakers from local fire departments, specialty units from the Pennsylvania State Police (aviation, forensics, S.E.R.T.), the Pennsylvania Game Commission, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, the F.B.I., the U.S. Secret Service, a County Coroner and the Pennsylvania National Guard.

During the week, campers will also enjoy a canoe trip on the Clarion River in Cooks Forest.

According to state police, this is a fun camp for young people to learn about law enforcement and team work. This is not a camp for problem-solving of young people. The program is conducted under conditions similar to the Pennsylvania State Police Academy.

Campers are required to rise in the morning and participate in physical training, and movement about the campus is done in military formation. Campers are required to address people according to military standards.

The camp is funded through private donations from local businesses, civic and social organizations and individuals, along with an annual golf tournament held at Treasure Lake each May.

If you know of a child interested in attending the camp, please pick up a Camp Cadet application at the school they attend, at your local State Police Station or contact Trooper Bruce A. Morris at the State Police in Ridgway; 814-772-2399 or   

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