City police, fire departments offer public safety camps

Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry announced public safety camps on Thursday May 14, 2015 as part of a community initiative with city police and fire departments.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) The Fort Wayne police and fire departments have announced three public safety camps for children this summer as part of a community partnership initiative.

The camps will focus on public safety, character development and education. They will also include field trips, sports games and a daily reading time. The camps are offered for children age seven through sixteen.

  • “Junior Police Academy” will be held June 22-26 for ages 13-16
  • “Junior Firefighter Camp” will be held July 6-10 for ages 8-12
  • “Bridge Day Camp” will be held July 13-24 for ages 7-14

The camps will be hosted at Bridge of Grace Compassionate Ministries Center, located at 5100 Gaywood Drive. Each camp costs $15.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for young people to learn more about what our police and fire professionals do each day to keep all of us safe,” Mayor Tom Henry said in a statement. “Public safety is critical to the future success of our community. Our hope is that some of the camp attendees will see public safety as a career option moving forward. We’re excited about the outcomes we anticipate seeing as a result of this new camp format.”

Information and applications for camp can be found at or call (260)-744-4446.

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