"Thank you Ernie Alder - for your vision, your energy, your humor and your love for Indiana youth – and the Indiana State Police" Read more about the ISP Camp Founder Ernie Alder by clicking above and Order his New Book. Ernie has graciously donated ALL proceeds to go to the ITYS!
Campers in Formation
Since 1970, the Indiana State Police has offered over 40,000 young people an exciting, up-close look at law enforcement and the criminal justice system through its youth camps. The camps help students gain respect for themselves and others through programs, which demonstrate the rewards of hard work and dedication.
Camps are held at universities around the state and offer campers a unique glimpse of campus life. Each program includes well-balanced meals and comfortable sleeping facilities. Camp staffs are hand picked, Indiana State Police personnel, who have committed themselves to preparing today's youth for their futures.
Camps are coordinated by the Indiana Troopers Youth Services with additional support of the:
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.