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Kiwanis Clubs of Washington State
For High School Juniors & Seniors
Interested in a Career in Law Enforcement

Kiwanis Youth Law Enforcement Camp


The Kiwanis Youth Law Enforcement Camp (KYLEC) provides high school juniors and seniors, with an interest in a career in law enforcement, an opportunity to explore the depth of job opportunities in our field.

It offers exposure to problems encountered by law enforcement officers on a daily basis and how to handle these situations in a professional manner. From Defensive Tactics, Firearms Judgement Simulations, to Marine Patrol, ATF and canine's, you experience a depth of law enforcement you may never have considered as possibilities.

There is an application process, that includes a short essay, transcript review, and recommendations from teachers, coaches, youth program leaders, community members. From the applications, 24 participants will be selected for the camp.

Our Purpose

Who we are

KYLEC is a combined effort of PNW Kiwanis Clubs, the Washington State Patrol, Mason County Sheriff Department, and more local, state, and federal agencies.

Our instructors and counselors come from across Washington state and many are graduates of the KYLEC program themselves!


Kiwanis members are key to the program success: organization, scheduling, funding, and even the occasional pizza run!


Location, Lodging & Meals

We are honored that the Washington State Patrol has opened their Training Academy to hosting this weeklong event. Participants, referred to as cadets, will stay on campus throughout the week in the dorms. They will make their beds, maintain their personal effects, and have meals in the dining hall, just as a cadet training for a state trooper position would experience.

The WSP Academy, in Shelton, WA, is situated amid 190 acres of forest. Initially built in 1969, the campus includes an administration building, dormitory, dining hall/kitchen, a multi-purpose building with gym and water training tank, outdoor firing range, driver training course, auto shop, classrooms, and conference rooms.



The total cost for camp is $750.

$50 is the responsibility of the participant.

The balance of $700 can be sponsored by your local Kiwanis club, or other community sponsorship program. Upon acceptance to the program, if you need help connecting you to your Kiwanis club representative, we can help.

Camp includes:

(2) Uniform t-shirt with participant last name on back

(1) Uniform sweatshirt with last name on back

 (1) Uniform baseball hat

(1) PT gym shorts

Lodging and meals for the week and all activities.

Participants are responsible for transportation to and from camp.

Dress code:

Cadettes are expected to wear jeans, belts, and exercise appropriate shoes. A packing list will be provided.


WSP and other police and sheriff departments provide officers to serve as instructors and counselors to students. This gives students a variety of experiences in federal, state, county, and local law enforcement..

Camp Sessions include:

Evidence Gathering, Forensic Science and Presentation

Court Room Procedures

Firearms and Weapon Safety
(using Firearms Training Simulator , no real firearms are used)

Military Drill and Flag Ceremony Drills

Stress Management and Preparation

Computers in Law Enforcement

Physical Fitness and Self Defense, Defensive Tactics

Nobility in Policing

Water Safety

Police Ethics

Guests may include: Fish and Wildlife, Emergency Dispatch, Liquor Control Board, and various Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement agencies

Courses & Instructors

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