Service Projects :: FOP Youth Camp
The Andrew Jackson Lodge of The Fraternal Order of Police summertime Police Youth Camp has been our service project and commitment to the community for over 50 years.
Picture if you would, a child who may or may not eat 3 meals a day, may or may not have a bed to sleep in, a child who may not have 2 parents at home, to love and care for them. Picture a child who may sleep on the floor because of gunfire outside his or her home at night. Our officers meet the children under these circumstances many times throughout the year. The Andrew Jackson Youth Camp is about giving some of Nashville’s underprivileged children a chance to experience greater opportunity. It is about building self-esteem and giving our children a vision for the future. The lodge operates a summer camp program for underprivileged children at its facility in Wilson County, on Old Hickory Lake. The 35 acre property has been developed into a site that has pool, bunk house, mess hall, and ball field and lake access. The weeklong curriculum of activities is geared to develop team building and break down cultural barriers. The counselors are all police officers working in conjunction with the city to breakdown the stereotype these children normally have of police officers.