Pa. State Police begin annual Camp Cadet program in Berks


Young people interested in law enforcement are getting a taste of what it's like to be a Pennsylvania State Police trooper.

PSP began its annual Camp Cadet program at Camp Manatawny in Earl Township on Sunday. The camp is run by Reading-based Troop L and is open to children between the ages of 12 and 15.

The young teens get a taste of what things are like at the state police academy, including physical activities, like marksmanship, swimming, and horseback riding.

Students will also see a number of presentations on law enforcement and emergency programs, like K9 units, the FBI, bomb squad, fire services and the U.S. Secret Service.

"We're here to teach you the goals and basic values of core values of getting success in life," said Kurt Katzenmoyer, the president of the Camp Cadet Troop L board of directors. "Growth through discipline, achievement through teaching, teamwork, teamwork, pride through respect. Three simple things. Three simple goals,"

Camp Cadet runs until Saturday.