Youth Academy Program
Open for Woolwich Township, South Harrison and Swedesboro youths entering 6th, 7th and 8th grade,
the Youth Camp Police Academy is sponsored by the Woolwich Township Police Department.
The Academy is for individuals who have an interest in police service, community, government,
and/or a general appreciation for public service. The Youth Camp Police Academy is not a “boot camp” or a type of “scared straight”
program for young people who purposely do not follow rules. The goal of the program is for the cadets to enjoy themselves while gaining
an understanding of some of the demands of police training and service. The Youth Camp Police Academy consists of physical training, lectures,
presentations and hands-on activities, which can include a SWAT and K9 demonstrations, and a visit from the New Jersey State Police Aviation Unit.
It will culminate with a class graduation. The Youth Cadets will learn how to march and work together as squads. Cadets will learn the
importance of being physically fit, staying drug free, teamwork, and respect.