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Calgary Fire Bucket Brigade Summer Camps

Our Bucket Brigade Camps let youth experience four days in the life of a firefighter and it gives them a taste of our Fire Cadet program. They will learn a variety of firefighter skills, apply them in a hands-on environment, and walk away with certifications in CPR and fire extinguishers.

Our Bucket Brigade camps are sponsored by ATCO.

Camp information

Cost: $345.00 (includes four days, certifications, water bottle, and t-shirts)
Ages: 14-18 years old (as of July 1)
Camp dates: July 25-28, 2017 and August 15-18, 2017
Times: 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 the number of youth registering for the camps. We require a minimum of 5 youth to hold a camp. If this minimum isn’t reached, camp dates may be cancelled. If this happens, we will work to add the participants to another camp date.

How to register

Spaces in our camps are limited and filled on a first come-first served basis. To register you will need to fill out our registration package and provide payment. 2017 registration packages will be available soon.

You can send in your registration and payment by mail or in person to:

Fire Cadet Office
5727 – 23 avenue S.E.
Calgary, Alberta
T2B 3E2

Payment methods

  • Cash - drop off only - do not mail cash
  • Cheque - payable to “Calgary Fire Department”

For more information or to ask questions, call 311.

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 of 50 percent ($172.50).

Cancellations and refunds

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

If you need to cancel for medical reasons, after the camp starts 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.