Summer Youth Program

The Normal Police Department Summer 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 complete a Community Service Day on Friday and a graduation ceremony followed by a private pool party at Fairview Family Aquatic Center.

The 2023 Summer Youth Program will be held June 4 - June 9.  The tentative schedule includes:

  • Team Challenge Day
  • Proving Ground / Game Day
  • Iron Coyote Challenge Park
  • Pheasant Lanes / Messy Games Day
  • Community Service Day at Midwest Food Bank

Applications will be available at the front desk of the Normal Police Department as of April 1st or click the link below. 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.

2023 Applications are now available

2023 Youth Program Application

Application deadline is April 28, 2023.

For more information, contact Officer Brad Park at (309) 433-3440 or