Apopka Youth Academy

Online Registration is now available for our 2023 Apopka Youth Academy. 

Please Note: The second Session is at Capacity. Spots still available for our first session! 

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Youth participants pulling the sled at Apopka Police Academy for Youth 2021
Kids at Police Camp with Radar Gun at 2021 Youth Academy

About our 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.

For more information, please email Sergeant Jason Wiggins

2023 Camp Details

Our camp is held at the Leroy F. Gilliam Training Center (321 E. Cleveland Street, Apopka, FL 32703) from 8:30 AM to 4 PM. Transportation will be provided to the students during the day for field trips in City vehicles. 

Please have your student dropped off at the Training Facility prior to 8:30 AM every morning, so training can begin on time. Students shall be picked up at 4 PM in the afternoon in order for the instructors to prepare for the next day. July 4, 2023 will have an earlier pickup time and will be given during orientation. 

High School Camp One

  • Mandatory Orientation Meeting is Thursday, June 15, 2023 at 6:30 PM at the Leroy F. Gilliam Training Center
  • Monday, July 3, 2023 through Friday, July 7, 2023
  • Monday, July 10, 2023 through Friday, July 14, 2023

High School Camp Two (At Capacity as of May 1, 2023)

  • Mandatory Orientation Meeting is Thursday, June 22, 2023 at 6:30 PM at the Leroy F. Gilliam Training Center
  • Monday, July 17, 2023 through Friday, July 21, 2023
  • Monday, July 24, 2023 through Friday, July 28, 2023

Camp Ages

This camp is for high school students (ages 14 to 18 year of age.)

  • Must have turned 14 years of age by July 4, 2023 (Birthday: July 4, 2009)
  • Cannot be 19 years of age before July 30, 2023 (Birthday: July 30, 2004)

Cost for Camp

Camp is $150 per participant. This includes two camp t-shirts, water bottles, lunch, and field trip fees. 

Additional Information

For more information, please email Sergeant Jason Wiggins