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 www.bridgeofgracecmc.org or call (260)-744-4446.