Amherst and Umass Police Summer Youth Adventure Academy

The Amherst and The University of Massachusetts (UMASS) Police Departments will host an annual Youth Adventure Academy each July.
This years' Academy will be Monday, July 17th - Friday, July 21st, 2023.
Students entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grades are eligible to attend. There is no cost to attend the academy. However, as the academy is limited to 20 participants, preference will be given to Amherst residents and UMASS affiliated families (ex. parent/guardian are employees or students at UMASS).  
 Similar to a Citizen Police Academy, The Youth Adventure Academy allows participants to learn about police work through classroom sessions, role play scenarios, and interactive demonstrations in the areas of law, crime scene investigations, defensive tactics, and patrol procedures, to name a few. The Academy also features afternoons at the popular Amherst Adventure Based Ropes Course, 
at the Norwottuck Range, where we will promote teamwork, communication and offer opportunities to develop positive relationships with the police officers.   

The Amherst and UMASS Police Youth Adventure Academy will provide those participating with lunch each day at the award-winning UMASS Dining Commons.

All students will need to have transportation to the UMASS Police Department each morning, for an 8:30AM start, and picked up each afternoon from the UMASS Police Department, promptly at 4:00PM.

 Questions regarding the academy can be forwarded to:
Amherst Police Detective Yvonne Feliciano:
 at 413-259-3311 or
UMASS Police Officer Brian Kellogg:
 at 413-545-9461 or

 The application deadline is July 1st, 2023.

To Apply for the Youth Adventure Academy, download and complete the below application or pick up a hard copy at either Department: 

Click Here for the Application