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Calgary Fire Bucket Brigade Summer Camps

Our Bucket Brigade Camps let youth ages 14-18, experience four days in the life of a firefighter and it gives them a taste of our Fire Cadet program. Our Bucket Brigade camps are sponsored by ATCO.

Participants will learn a variety of firefighter skills and get a chance to:

  • wear a self-contained breathing apparatus
  • search a confined maze
  • hook up a hydrant and handle a hose
  • become certified in CPR and fire extinguishers
  • and much more

Camp information

Cost: $345.00 (includes activities for four days, certifications, water bottle, and t-shirts.)​
Ages: 14-18 years old (as of July 1, 2019)
Camp dates: July 29–August 1 and August 13–15
Times: Monday-Thursday ​8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Calgary Fire Department - Fire Training Academy, 5727 23 Ave. S.E., Calgary

Additional dates may be added based on demand.

How to register

Download and complete the
Registration Package.

Spaces are limited and are filled on a first come-first served basis, so get your application in as soon as possible.

Fee assistance

Through the Fair Entry program, residents of Calgary who are in financial need may receive subsidies to participate in recreation programs. This can include pools, day camps, and leisure centers.

Although the Bucket Brigade camps aren’t formally a part of the Fee Assistance program, participants who demonstrate financial need by having a valid Fee Assistance Card can pay a reduced rate.

Information and additional copies of forms can be downloaded from or by calling the Fire Cadet office.

Cancellations and refunds

To receive a full refund, cancellations need to be done at least 14 days before the start of the program. All cancellations that happen less than 14 days before the program starts, will be charged a cancellation fee equal to 25 percent of the full program fee.

Once the camp has started, if you need to leave for medical reasons and you have a doctors notes, you will receive a refund for the remaining days in the program. If you don’t have a doctor’s note than a refund will not be issued.