The Perry County Fraternal Order of Police is offering young people an exciting, up-close look at law enforcement, the criminal justice system, and all other emergency services through its annual youth camp. This camp will help students gain respect for themselves and others through programs that demonstrate the rewards of hard work and dedication.
This four-day/three-night camp, has campers arriving on Tuesday afternoon and end with graduation on Friday evening.
2019 Camp is over.
Dates for 2020 have not been set yet.
Camp with a Cop is for students entering 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th grades. There are no residency requirements and our camp is open to kids from anywhere.
It has been staff member’s experience due to the fast pace of the camp, parents of children with special needs, severe medical issues, or children who do not like physical activity, may want to reconsider if this camp is right for them. As this camp consist of outdoor physical activities from sun up to sun down daily. This includes high heat conditions, rain, and other inclimate weather.
Camp staff members are handpicked, responsible law enforcement personnel from every agency in the county and surrounding agencies, who have committed themselves to preparing today’s youth for their futures. Additionally, campers receive one on one time with law enforcement officers, who help them develop relationships that will last a lifetime. Camps are made possible through the support of the local area businesses, the Perry County Substance Abuse Committee, the Perry County Fraternal Order of Police, the Cannelton Police Department, Tell City Police, Perry County Sheriff’s Office and citizens like you, willing to sponsor a child.
Camp Staff members:
Trooper Charles Johnson – Indiana State Police
Chief Deputy Eric Dickenson – Perry County Sheriff’s Office
Sergeant Jason Shadwick – Tell City Police
Officer Phil Flamion – Tell City Police / School Resource Officer
Officer Jeff Dickenson – Cannelton Police / Indiana DOC
Officer Dan Bickford – Cannelton Police
Officer Zak Howerton – Indiana Conservation
Deputy Stephen Poehlein – Perry County Sheriff’s Office
Any questions regarding sponsorship, applications, or volunteer services may be directed to Sergeant Jason Shadwick, firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 812-547-7068.
Where is the camp?
The camp itself will be conducted at the Glenn Wood Hills Camp & Retreat located at 10848 Tide Road, Derby, IN 48525.
Graduation celebration will be held at the Campground on Friday at 4:00 p.m. Campers will be released to go home after graduation. Bus service will not available on Friday. (DIRECTIONS TO GLENN WOOD HILLS CAMP)
The cost is $60.00 per camper and sponsorships are available for those financially challenged. To apply for sponsorship funds YOU MUST include a one page letter, in your own NEAT handwriting, explaining why you would like to be awarded a sponsorship. This sponsorship request must be turned in by June 24, 2019. No Sponsorships will be offered beyond that date!
Download the Camp Application. Please fill out the pages labeled as “A” and “B”, and place the registration fee (check only please, no cash) in an envelope.
MEDICATION: If your child takes medication and needs to have the medication administered, you must fill out and return form page labeled “C”.
You can either mail it to the department or drop it off. Any questions feel free to call and ask to speak with an officer at 812-547-7068 OR email at, email@example.com or on message us on Facebook at Perry County FOP Lodge 137.
Everything should be returned to the Tell City Police Department at:
Tell City Police Department
ATTN: FOP Camp with a Cop
707 Mozart Street
Tell City, IN 47586
Applications must be received at the Tell City Police Department BEFORE June 30, 2019.
Camp Drop Off
The camp drop off location is Tell City High School (Tell Street Parking Lot) at noon on Tuesday, July 18. The campers will arrive and place all belongings and property into a designated area. The campers will then proceed to the school cafeteria where they will register and receive photo ID’s. At this point, camp staff will collect all medications and medical orders completed by parents or guardians. Once registration is complete, campers will go swimming in the TCHS pool and will be served pizza. Once the registration process and swimming time is complete, campers will be transported by bus to the Glenn Wood Camp Facility.
CAMPERS WILL WANT TO WEAR SWIMSUITS/TRUNKS UNDER THEIR CLOTHING WHEN THEY ARRIVE FOR REGISTRATION.
What to wear?
What To Bring To Camp for overnight:
What Not To Bring
All electronic devices brought by campers will be kept in the cafeteria throughout the camp. No use of electronic devices will be permitted during camp hours. However, campers will be permitted to contact their parents via their devices nightly if requested.
Perry County FOP “Camp with a Cop” is not responsible for lost money, electronics, and anything that is in the camper’s possession.
What’s provided by the camp:
We encourage parents or family members to not attend during camp. This is only due to the fast pace schedule of events and liability on the campgrounds. If a parent or family member visits camp, they will only be permitted in the Chapel Classroom. Parents are however able to apply for volunteer services by completing an application prior to camp dates. Volunteers are subject to background checks. Contact Sergeant Jason Shadwick, firstname.lastname@example.org, for volunteer information.
Opening Day is an exciting time for everyone! Campers should wear swimsuits under their clothing at the arrival of day one. Campers should bring all needed items from home with them to the Tell City High School Cafeteria. When you arrive, a staff member will greet you and your camper(s) and you can complete your check in. The campers will arrive and place all belongings and property into a designated area. The camper will then proceed to the school cafeteria where they will register and receive photo ID’s. At this point, Camp staff will collect all medications and medical orders completed by parents or guardians. Once registration is complete, campers will go swimming in the TCHS pool for swimming and other aquatics activities. Once the registration process and swimming time is complete, campers will have a pizza party before being transported by bus to the Glenn Wood Hills Camp Facility.
If a parent or someone other than a parent or guardian will be picking up a child early from camp for any reason, they must inform the camp staff at registration. This policy is designed for the protection of all of our campers. Once we arrive at camp, we will unpack. Snacks will be provided to campers. Campers will spend the night in our air conditioned dorms that evening. Bunk beds will be provided, however they will want to bring a sleeping bag or bedding and pillow. The next morning, campers will have a good breakfast and have a fun-filled day ahead.
Graduation (4th) Day
Beginning at 4 p.m. campers will have a graduation ceremony. Parents are encouraged to attend and may begin to arrive no later than 3:30 p.m. We will have signs along the way to help you get to the camp. Signs will also show you where to park upon your arrival. The ceremony will be held at the Pavilion, on camp property. As soon as graduation is over, the camp will conclude.