2013 Trooper Camp Dates:
|Elizabethtown/Columbia||June 3 - 7|
|Harlan/London||June 10 - 14|
|Pikeville/ Hazard||June 17 - 21|
|Ashland/Morehead||June 24 - 28|
|Dry Ridge/ Richmond||July 8 - 12|
|Campbellsburg/Frankfort||July 15 - 19|
|Henderson/Bowling Green||July 22 - 26|
|Mayfield/ Madisonville||July 29 - Aug 2|
Trooper Island Images:
Staff at "DART'sS Corporation" is appreciated
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Trooper Island extends appreciation to Sister Schubert's
Camp Director of
Trooper Island Camp
Trooper Endre I. Samu
Camp Director Trooper Island
Kentucky State Police
P. O. Box 473
Albany, KY 42602
Click here to e-mail Trooper Endre I. Samu, Camp Director of Trooper Island
A movie clip of Trooper Island Camp
Merry Christmas from the Island
20 Foot Friends Wishing ALL the very best!
Corbin "Lowe's" donates trees
Jessica, Lowe's Assistant Manager in Corbin, donated a red maple tree and a crab apple tree to Trooper Island. The Kentucky State Police and Trooper Island are proud to partner with Lowe's.
New Carvings on the Island
CVE Region 4 at Trooper Island
KSP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Region 4, under the command of Captain Shawn Hines, spent a day of training at Trooper Island. This is the first time for the majority of the Units. Team building, and other class room training was conducted. The staff at the island extends their appreciation to Region 4 for their support.
2013 Cunningham Bass Fishing Tournament
The Cunningham Bass Fishing Tournament was held on October 26, 2013 at Trooper Island. The staff at Trooper Island wish to congratulate the winners with their collective weigh-ins.
1st Place @ 13.94 lbs - Adam and Gary Militana
2nd Place @ 11.93 lbs - Tim Jolly and Darrell Russell
3rd Place @ 11.42 lbs - Rod Huff and Jerry Delk
4th Place @ 9.85 lbs - Greg Profit and Keith Monson
5th Place @ 9.55 lbs - Willy Percy and Tory Poore
We would also like to thank everyone for their assistance in making this event a great success!! Special thanks to Jim Carey, Terry Clancy, Bowman Stone, Eric Stone and "Tiger" Tucker.
Trooper Island Brick Donation
If you would like to order a brick for the Trooper Island Brick Donation, click on the following link: http://www.polarengraving.com/TrooperIsland
Karen Renfrow is Appreciated
Karen Renfrow, Museum in Motion Events Coordinator in Bowling Green, was recently presented an appreciation plague for the 2013 1-Lap of Kentucky tour. This year's 3 week event, held from October 1-18, raised funds for the "Trooper Island Scholarship Fund". On behalf of Commissioner Rodney Brewer and the Kentucky State Police, a sincere "Thank You" is extended to everyone in the Corvette family.
Roc Linkov is Appreciated
Roc Linkov, Motorsports Manager for the "Museum in Motion" in Bowling Green, was presented an appreciation plaque from Camp Director, Endre Samu for his leadership role in raising funds for the Trooper Island Scholarship. This was his final year to guide the "1-Lap of Kentucky" tour. His vision, to invite Corvette owners to Kentucky, was very successful in promoting tourism. A gratitude of thanks is extended on behalf of Commissioner Rodney Brewer and the Kentucky State Police.
Corvette Group Donates
During the third week of Kentucky's Museum in Motion, in association with the Kentucky State Police, the Corvette group heard of the plight surrounding the Johnson family. The members took up a cash collection in which Karen Renfrow (Event's Coordinator) made the personal presentation to Sgt. Johnson.
1-Lap Tour of Kentucky
The 1-Lap Tour of Kentucky, part of the Museum in Motion program, in partnership with the National Corvette Museum and the Kentucky State Police, held its 4th Annual event from October 1 thru October 18, 2013. Proceeds benefit the Trooper Island Scholarship Fund. Each year the tour explores a different section of Kentucky. This year the event expanded to three separate weeks of travel, visiting the 1792 Barton Distillery, Louisville Mega Caverns, Louisville Zoo, Shaker Village and the Dixie Bell Riverboat. Pictured are the first two groups. Camp Director, Trooper Endre Samu extends his appreciation to Troopers Mike Davis U/577, Eric Hines U/521, Zack Morris U/637, Eric Taylor U/649, Chris Damron U/427, Bobby Amon U/763, Tomie Walters U/834, Jonathan Downs U/450, Deputies Stephen Campbell (KSP Retired), and Dennis Wells of the Nelson County Sheriff's Department, with additional assistance from the Mt. Washington Police Department. Look for upcoming photos of the final group with reflections from the adventure.
Glasgow Resident Wins Trooper Island Raffle
Debbie Tinsley (center) and her husband Larry (left), of Glasgow, Ky., picked up the keys to her new 2013 Chevrolet Camaro 1SS Coupe from Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer (right) at KSP headquarters in Frankfort on Sept. 30. Tinsley bought a $10 ticket for the 2013 Trooper Island raffle and her name was picked at a drawing held on Aug. 25 at the Kentucky State Fair. The raffle is the major fundraising event for Trooper Island, a free summer camp for underprivileged boys and girls age 10-12 operated by the Kentucky State Police on Dale Hollow Lake in Clinton County.
Trooper Island Camp was developed by the Kentucky State Police as part of a long range program of public service to the youth of Kentucky: a place where the tensions and turmoil of our everyday lives can be forgotten; and for one week young people can be given a touch of hope and desire of a better tomorrow.
Spearheaded by former State Police Director, Colonel James E. Bassett, the idea was to establish a permanent recreational site where trooper and child could share a week long experience.
A location was selected in a secluded corner of Dale Hollow Lake near the Cumberland and Clinton County line, where an island was leased from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and a non-profit charitable corporation was formed.
More Information on Making a Difference
All construction and camping expenses are paid
from tax-deductible contributions. Many industry, civic and business
groups have provided this program much needed support.
Contributions and/or Request for Further Information should be directed to:
ALL CONTRIBUTIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE
Trooper Island On-line Store
Your purchase of Kentucky State Police logo items from the KSPPA and Trooper Island on-line store are used in the development and upkeep of Trooper Island. Click here to visit the Trooper Island on-line store.