Located on the Kentucky-Tennessee border, Trooper Island Kid’s Camp was developed by the Kentucky State Police as a means to better connect with Kentucky’s youth starting in 1965. Law enforcement agencies from all over Kentucky invite kids in their respective communities out to the island for a week of fun every summer.
Lone Oak Middle student, Kenoviunce Pracket was awarded Camper of the Week which is selected by counselors. “Kenoviunce was a delight to have at camp. He was always excited about the activities, engaged well with the other campers, and kept us laughing throughout the week! He showed us his very uplifting and quick-witted personality,” said Kentucky State Police Trooper Sarah Burgess.
Lone Oak Middle student, Chayden Brame was chosen for the Trooper Award. The Trooper Award is selected by the troopers and is a camper who exemplifies the positive qualities of a Kentucky State Police Trooper. “We observed excellent behavior from Chayden. He was extremely respectful, always responding with "yes sir or yes ma'am". He treated all of the other campers with civility, especially the smaller campers, and he was always looking for ways to be helpful. He was very engaged in the activities and truly a positive role model to the other campers,” said Burgess.
KSP’s website calls the camp “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.”
Beyond the fun though, kids also get the chance to learn about the men & women who are sworn to protect them.