Team Illinois Youth Police Camp
June 11-17, 2023
The Team Illinois Youth Police Camp at Touch of Nature is a week-long residency camp structured to promote educational and learning opportunities for youth ages 13-17 from diverse communities and backgrounds. Areas of focus include law enforcement, military, leadership, cultural diversity, personal development, physical fitness, and social and interpersonal skills.
This camp is operated by local police and sheriff departments, social service agencies, the Illinois National Guard, and the Illinois State Police. It is based off of a 15-year successful camp model from the Metro East area, and the primary purpose is to establish inter-personal relations between the youth of this area and law enforcement in order to create a better understanding of the problems and attitudes of both groups.
Team Illinois Youth Police Camp will offer a variety of different activites for Cadets to participate in. Some of the activities are:
- Military Drill
- Sports and Physical Training
- Life Skills
- Police and Military Procedures
- Fishing Derby
- Team Building
- and more!
The 2023 camp application is now closed. A $20 fee is required for each camp applicant. The camp application is open now and can be found here. Additionally, each camper must fit the following requirements:
- Applicant must be in good physical condition, capable of enduring strenuous physical training, including aerobic (running) and endurance activities requiring adequate air/breathing capabilities.
- Cadets must reside at camp facility for the duration of the camp.
For more information about the Team Illinois Youth Police Camp, contact Melinda Warren of the Illinois State Police at 618-845-3740 ext. 293.