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The Hawthorne Police Department Leadership Camp is a one-week, 30-hour program that runs Monday through Friday at the Lincoln Middle School.  The program is staffed by police officers who are experienced in youth programs.  Assisting us with the Leadership Camp is the New Jersey Army National Guard and Lincoln Middle School personnel.  The dates for 2017 will be August 14th through August 18thApplications are available on this website.

The camp is for students entering the sixth grade at Lincoln Middle School in September of 2017.  Officers, NJANG members and LMS teachers instruct the students to work together as a team, develop leadership skills, and become familiar with the Lincoln Middle School environment.  We also focus on respect for authority, respect for our armed forces and patriotism.    Current Lincoln Middle School students assist as mentors at the camp.  Each year teachers at Lincoln Middle School report a marked improvement in the attitude of incoming students who have attended Leadership Camp.  Each year over 140 students attend the camp. 

The 2017 enrollment fee is $75.00.  No child is turned away due to a family's inability to pay. 

Click the Quick Link for the Application Forms on this page.  All completed Application Forms along with the payment must be returned to the Hawthorne Police Department no later than June 9, 2017.  For more information, contact Lt. James W. Knepper by email jknepper@hawthornepdnj.org or 973-427-1800.