"I wanted to send you a note and a "Big Thank-you". My son attended the camp in Vincennes this year and he loved every minute. I know that during the camp a law enforcement officer lost his life in the line of duty in the next town over (Terre Haute) and our thoughts go out to his family and that community. I wanted to let you know.... "That thing that you do" ...... and all your support staff is such a tremendous service for the community in our state! My son is looking forward to the camp next year..... "He was not only impressed with the State Police but the ATF presenters made such a big impression with him."
John Panzer, Father - Batesville, IN... For more Testimonials like this see our menu selection!
You had two of my kids in Career Camp…
One you paid the tuition for, as I was broke, but the other I saved up for.
Dean is in his 32nd year at the ISP Peru, Indiana Post.
Carol is 28 years in the SS and is ASAP in the Paris, France Office.
I am glad to contribute. Hope this helps!
Jack Marks, Retired ISP
“Thank you so much for the scholarship (Kiwanis) you gave me to go to the camp at Trine. I had a BLAST and gained so much knowledge and respect for this field of work. I hope to do this someday. Will try to go to the camp next year for sure!” Thank You!
I received this note from Samuel J Jank regarding his attendance at the Trine Career Camp this summer
“This was truly the most impressionable thing he has done this year. He just can’t stop talking about it and how much he wants to come back next year. You all did such a great job. Thank you for putting this on and your service to our children”.
Sent in by a Mom
“Due to my assignment working undercover narcotics, and with an appearance that in no way resembled an Indiana State Police Trooper, it was the late 1980’s, after having been assigned to work at the Pan Am Games in Indianapolis, that I got my first opportunity to be a counselor. Up to then, I had only served in giving the “drug talk” at previous camps.
There were many pleasant memories of camp, but the most memorable for me – in three short days, was helping a young man through a traumatic family issue. It extended beyond the camp, since he also lived in my hometown. I had known his mother since she was a young girl. After college she married her college sweetheart and they both became school teachers. They both became involved in overseeing troubled teenagers as foster parents. A poor discretionary issue on the part of the husband resulted in his arrest for taking sexual liberties with one of the young women living in their home. He eventually pled guilty to the charge and went to prison. The marriage between the boys’ parents was dissolved. The relationship between the young boy, now a husband and father himself, and me, a middle aged State Police Trooper near retirement, was one that started at camp, but has continued through the years. Without me getting involved with ISP Camps, and giving of myself to a young man in need, who knows what would have happened to him? I feel that in my own clumsy way, I became a positive influence for him at atime when it was desperately needed. Thank you Indiana Troopers Youth Services, for what you do for us all!
Our work is to provide a series of programs for the youth of the state of Indiana, in cooperation with the Indiana State Police. The desired Result of all efforts will be to teach Hoosier Students to respect themselves, others and the law.
A not-for-profit corporation (a 501(C)-3 corporation) formed, called the "Indiana Troopers Youth Services, Inc.", to work in direct coordination with the Indiana State Police Department. The ITYS is governed by a board of directors, that consists of both current and retired Indiana State Police personnel.
We are so very grateful for our many supporters. Donate by mailing your donation to our corporate office or now online thru Paypal.
There are many organizations and individuals that have given of their support. The support may be in Sponsoring Campers, Supporting the ITYS in our coordination efforts with time, talent or monetary donations.
We are thankful for the support of:
We would like to extend a thank-you to our retired webmaster, Ronnie Kane for donating his talents and much time to assisting the ITYS.
Thank you to Dean Orewiler for the use of his photos taken at Career Camp (Trine University) in 2011 and 2012.