The ITYS Camp Staff, Board of Directors and Office Staff was saddened to learn of the tragic passing of one of our 2014 Vincennes Law Camp attendees over the weekend.  Dominic Arthur of Coal City, Indiana was ice fishing with family members when he and other young man fell through the ice.  They were under the ice for approximately 1-1/2 hours and  both were pronounced dead at the Bloomington Hospital.  Dominic attended the Vincennes Law Camp  in the summer of 2014 and was remembered by camp staff as quiet
and having a great sense of humor.
               Services for Dominic were held on Friday, January 23rd, 2015 at 11:00am at the Pentecostal Church in Spencer, Indiana.  Visitation was on Thursday, January 22nd from 2-8pm and on Friday from 9-11am.  Please keep Dominic’s family and his many friends in your prayers during this sad time in their lives.


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"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!

Testimonials From Our Successful ISP Campers and Parents!
A Testimonial Letter sent to retired sgt/PIO Ernie Alder on december 18, 2012 ...
Letter written by
Rudy Eidam Investigator of the indiana gaming commision, IGC ...
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Captain David R Bursten, of the Indiana State Police ...
writes an Open Letter of Support for the Indiana State Police Camps
... Written January 11, 2013
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Why We "DO" What We "DO" ...
from our Trine Career Camp Director, Marc Leatherman ... written February 24, 2013
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Letter from Trine Career Camp Counselor ...
from A Trine Career Camp counselor, Joseph Kowalewski ... written March 20, 2013
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Parent John Panzer, Father - Batesville, IN ...
writes about his sons Experience at the Vincennes University ISP Camp
... and Others
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ISP Summer Camp In Formation

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:

  • Optimists Logo Indiana District Optimists - 5th & 6th Grade Respect For Law Camps
  • Lions Logo Lions Clubs of Indiana - 7th & 8th Grade Lions Law Camps
  • Kiwanis Logo Indiana Kiwanis - 9th thru 12th Grade Career Camps
  • Jaycees Logo Indiana Jaycees - Junior Pioneer Campouts
  • ISP Pioneers
  • Indiana State Police Alliance, Inc
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana, Inc. (TMMI)
  • Dekko Foundation
  • Indiana Motor Truck Association
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Our Work

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.

Who We Are

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.

How You Can Help!

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:

  • Lions Clubs of Indiana
  • Indiana District Optimists
  • Indiana Kiwanis Clubs
  • Indiana Jaycees
  • ISP Pioneers
  • Indiana State Police Alliance, Inc
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana, Inc. (TMMI)
  • Dekko Foundation

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.

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