KSP Trooper Island creates virtual summer camp for kids

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The long awaited Trooper Island camp, a summer camp hosted by Kentucky State Police for underprivileged children, has moved to an virtual platform due to coronavirus concerns.

Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer said that he wants to challenge the Trooper Island camp staff to create a free virtual camp alternative for kids of all ages.

“While we may not be able to interact in person, we can still connect with these young people and teach them skills they can utilize at home or when camp is back in session,” Brewer said. Topics will include swimming and archery.

You can watch this virtual summer camp on the state police YouTube channel and the Trooper Island Facebook page. The first episode will air June 30 and there will be two episodes a week for the month of July.

To register your children online, parents can visit this website.

As an added bonus, children can receive a camp certificate and a patch if they certify that they have watched all episodes.