Public Safety Academies & Summer Camp

Apopka Youth Fire Experience

 A one week camp for ages 6 to 12 to learn about the world of fire safety offered June 12, 2023 through June 16, 2023 and July 17, 2023 through July 21, 2023 at the Billie Dean Community Center as part of the Summer Camp Program at the Billie Dean Community Center.

Fire Camp Group Shot 2021 at Fire Station
Firefighter and Kids with hose

About our Apopka Youth Fire Camp

Experience a week of hands-on activities and exercises that will expose kids to the world of fire safety promoting team building, volunteerism, and leadership. We put the fun in learning while challenging them both physically and mentally. Participants will enjoy a behind the scenes look at fire and emergency medical services, while getting an opportunity to explore possible career choices. 

The Apopka Fire Experience will feature the Apopka Fire Department, who will be leading camp activities during these two weeks to replicate their traditional Fire Camp experience. The campers will be introduced to various fire safety scenarios and learn the behind the scenes of what it takes to be an Apopka Firefighter.  From team building, to learning about fire safety, these two weeks will be filled with an abundance of educational activities for the kids. With instruction coming straight from active firefighters, this experience will be great for those who have an interest in firefighting or fire safety. 

Youth Fire Experience Summer Camp 2023

  • June 12 through 16, 2023 from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM at the Billie Dean Community Center
  • July 17 through 21, 2023 from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM at the Billie Dean Community Center 

Camp registration is open and limited for those who are between the ages of 6 through 12. City of Apopka Residents are $80 for each week of camp while Non-Apopka Residents are $100. Camp fees include Camp T-shirt and all activities throughout the week. Spots are limited.

Apopka Public Safety Youth Academy 2021 in courtroom
Youth participants pulling the sled at Apopka Police Academy for Youth 2021

Apopka Public Safety Academy

Online Registration coming soon!

Two week academy for high schoolers interested in Law Enforcement or Firefighting/EMS/Paramedic as a future profession. 

2023 Youth Public Safety Academy

Does your child have an interest in Law Enforcement or Firefighting/EMS/Paramedic as a career?  Have them come experience what it is like by learning from Apopka's finest first responders. As a student, they will learn all aspects of police and fire services. They will have hands on experience by participating in daily physical conditioning, scenarios, and field trips. 

Included topics include: SWAT, Fire Suppression, Crime Scene Investigations, Vehicle Extractions, Police K9, Jail Tour, High Angle Rescues, and much more! 

Note about this Camp:

This program is intended to give local youth who are interested in Public Safety a better understanding of Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical Services in our community, while getting an opportunity to explore possible career choices. Due to the popular demand for this program, we ask that families who have already participated in this camp allow new Apopka families to experience this cutting edge program.

Visit our Apopka Youth Academy Page to learn more about this camp.

Additional Information

For more information, please email Sergeant Jason Wiggins