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Time Running Out to Apply for State Police Camp Cadet

Deadline for sign-ups is fast approaching.

The Pennsylvania State Police’s Troop L, serving Berks, Lebanon, and Schuylkill counties, is on the lookout for candidates aged between 12 to 15 years for their annual summer program, Camp Cadet. The camp is scheduled to take place from August 13 to August 19, 2023, at Camp Manatawny, Douglassville, Pennsylvania.

The deadline to submit applications is June 16, 2023.

Camp Cadet Applications Still Being Accepted

Camp Cadet offers an immersive, police-oriented summer experience for both boys and girls. The week-long camp will be supervised by state and local law enforcement officers, providing a safe and controlled environment for the participants.

The summer camp aims to give attendees a glimpse into various facets of law enforcement. It features presentations from different law enforcement departments such as the bomb squad, Special Emergency Response Team (SERT), patrol, K-9 unit, aviation, FBI, and computer crimes division.

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In addition to law enforcement-related activities, Camp Cadet also presents non-law enforcement presentations, which have previously covered water rescue operations and fire services. Attendees will also get the opportunity to participate in a variety of other activities including marksmanship, swimming, horseback riding, volleyball, and kickball.

Application forms for Camp Cadet can be found online at They are also available on the Camp Cadet Troop L Alumni Facebook page, and at any of the Troop L stations, including Reading, Hamburg, Jonestown, Frackville, and Schuylkill Haven.

You can also download the application here:

The cost for the camp is set at $200, plus a $10 application fee. For any further questions or additional information, interested parties can contact Tpr. Beohm at 610-378-4036 or via email at

This summer experience provides young individuals a unique chance to understand the workings of law enforcement agencies, engage in various recreational activities, and learn valuable life skills. The program encourages the youth of Berks, Lebanon, and Schuylkill counties to consider potential careers in law enforcement while enjoying a fulfilling summer experience.

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