SELINSGROVE–These teenagers march in formation at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, and they take orders from state troopers.
Camp Cadet is a place where 12 to 15 year olds go to learn about different aspects of law enforcement. State troopers run camp cadet all over Pennsylvania. This one is for teens from Snyder, Montour, Union and Northumberland Counties.
“We have Union County Sheriffs, we have Buffalo Valley Regional. We have some of the probation departments come in and they put on demonstrations about what they can expect to do with our job,” Trooper Mark Reasner said.
More than 50 campers attend the week-long camp. They learned about this state police cruiser when Newswatch 16 stopped by.
“The K-9, that was one of my favorites, and the horses. We learned about the SERT team and how they work,” Hailee Lannan said.
Many of the kids say they chose to sign up for Camp Cadet because they believe it will help them with what they want to do in the future.
“It’s teaching us time management because we only have so much time to get ready in the morning and to get showers and everything. It’s also teaching us manners,” Lannan said.
“I want to join the swat team so I thought this would be a good camp to come to,” Ishmil Wells said.
Ishmil Wells says his favorite part of camp cadet is physical training.
“It would be physical training. You have to push yourself and use your mind. It’s all in your head and your heart,” Wells said.
Camp Cadet runs through Friday at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove.