Police & Fire Youth Camp

The 2020 Police and Fire Youth Camp has been cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic.  We look forward to seeing you in the summer of 2021!

Join the Dubuque Police Department and the Dubuque Fire Department for hands-on fun at the 2020 Police and Fire Youth Camp. This FREE two-day camp is for local middle school and high school youth ages 11-18. 

The camp will be held at the Dubuque County Emergency Responder Training Facility at 14928 Public Safety Way (near the Dubuque County Fairgrounds.) Map available here.

The Police and Fire Youth Camp is a joint effort with the Dubuque Police Department and Dubuque Fire Department. The camp will give Dubuque area youth an opportunity to engage in fun and educational activities with Dubuque Police Officers and Dubuque Fire Fighters while learning some of the skills of each career.

Some of the activities will include: 
  • Rappelling
  • Crime scene investigation
  • Search and rescue
  • Wellness and movement
  • SCBA (self-contained breathing apparatus) skills
  • Fire extinguisher skills
  • And more!

These activities will be under the supervision and at the instruction of members of the Dubuque Police Department and Dubuque Fire Department. The camp will also give participants an opportunity to learn more about who they are as young leaders, along with meeting different members from the Dubuque Police and Dubuque Fire Department. 

The camp is free and lunch is provided.

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2020 Youth Camp Flyer

Camp Details & Registration Information

Youth ages 11-13 : July 6-7, 2020   8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Youth ages 14-18 : July 9-10, 2020  8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

There is no fee to register, however, pre-registration is required.  The camp is limited to the first 45 participants in each age group. Residents of the city of Dubuque will be given preference in the event the camp fills up.
Registration will be available online or pick up a paper registration form at one of the following locations: 
Multicultural Family Center, 1157 Central Ave.
Carnegie-Stout Public Library,  360 W. 11th. St.
Fire Headquarters,11 W. 9th St.
Dubuque Law Enforcement Center, 770 Iowa St.

Additional Details

Parents/guardians may drop off between 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. each morning and will need to sign a waiver on the first day of camp. Pick-up will be from 4 - 4:30 p.m. each day. 

For questions, please contact Officer Alex Scott at ascott@cityofdubuque.org or 563- 589-7883 or Assistant Fire Marshal Derek Paulson at dpaulson@cityofdubuque.org or 563-589-4195.