Summer Youth Program

The Normal Police Youth Program is a "summer camp" for youth ages 9 - 13 designed to strengthen relationships between today’s youth and officers of the Normal Police Department. It is a week long program held once a year in June. The week-long program is intended to build relationships, expand self-confidence, bolster self-esteem, learn team concepts, gain leadership skills and embrace community pride.

Normal Police Officers act as camp counselors during the program. Past activities have included visits to the Challenger Learning Center, ISU Planetarium, Peoria Zoo, rock climbing at Upper Limits, ice skating at the Pepsi Ice Center and Normal Corn-Belters baseball games. Participants help with set-up for "Relay for Life" on Friday and a graduation ceremony followed by a private pool party at Fairview Family Aquatic Center.

The 2018 Summer Youth Program will be held June 17th- June 22nd. The tentative schedule includes:
  • Team Challenge Day
  • Upper Limits Rock Climbing / Game Day
  • Altitude Trampoline Park
  • Community Service Day
Applications
Applications will be available at the front desk of the Normal Police Department as of 2/18. Enrollment is limited to 50 participants. Though all McLean County residents are eligible for the program, priority is given to Town of Normal residents. You may also print the below applicant and mail it to the Normal Police Department.
Applications must be complete and include payment of $25 for the week. EVERY CAMPER IS EXPECTED TO PARTICIPATE EVERY DAY.

2018 Applications will be available in February of 2018

2018 Youth Program Application

Application deadline is May 7, 2018.

For more information, contact Officer Greg Leipold at (309) 433-3440.