Pennsylvania State Police Camp Cadet is a summer camp for boys and girls from Montgomery, Delaware and Philadelphia Counties between the ages of eleven to fourteen. The camp is held at Camp Kweebec, located in Limerick Township, Montgomery County and Girard College in City of Philadelphia staffed by Troopers, Municipal Police Officers and other volunteers. The goal of Camp Cadet is to introduce young adults to the diverse criminal justice system and establish a positive relationship with law enforcement personnel, while establishing a sense of pride, discipline, teamwork, integrity and self-respect.
Camp Cadet is open to all youth and is structured similar to training at the police academy. All participants who attend camp cadet are addressed as “Cadet” during the week. Cadets are required to participate in all scheduled events, which focus on teamwork, drug and alcohol education, violence prevention and many other issues facing today’s youth.
Camp Cadet is a non-profit organization. Meals, lodging and programs are provided at no cost to the applicant. The Camps are funded by various fund raisers and business and community donations. Camp Cadet does charge a small fee to cover administration costs; however, no candidate will be excluded because they are unable to pay the fee.
Troop K Camp Cadet is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and classified as a public charity under sections 509 (a)(1) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) of the Internal Revenue Code and is qualified to received tax deductible gifts/donations. Federal Tax ID Number: 23-2819204