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Trooper Island camp goes virtual this summer

June 16, 2020 GMT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A summer camp hosted by Kentucky State Police for underprivileged children won’t be held due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, but officials will host online camp activities.

Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer said in a statement that he challenged the Trooper Island camp staff to develop a free virtual camp for kids of all ages.

“While we may not be able to interact in person, we can still connect with these young people and teach them skills they can utilize at home or when camp is back in session,” Brewer said. Topics will include swimming and archery.

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The first episode will air June 30 on the state police YouTube channel and the Trooper Island Facebook page and there will be two episodes a week for the month of July.

Parents can register their children online. Children who certify that they have watched all episodes will receive a camp certificate and patch.

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