Update 6/30/17

Registration for the Junior High Camp has closed. Spaces still available for the Senior High Camp! 

We had an overwhelming response, and wish we had more space for even more Junior High students. But, due to logistics, we are closing Junior High registration early and limiting it to the 50 students currently enrolled.

We want to thank the community and our partners for their interest!

The Senior High Camp is still accepting registrations through July 7, 2017. Registration info below. 

Join Iowa City firefighters, police officers and paramedics for a hands-on, summer fun experience!

The Emergency Services Youth Summer Camp is coordinated by Iowa City Fire, Police and Johnson County Ambulance Services and are for local students grades 6-12.

The summer camps, held for Junior and Senior High students, will expose participants to the work emergency responders do to keep our community safe. Kids will practice fire skills, like ladders and hoses, emergency response tactics, like CPR and first aid, and law enforcement protocols, like the K9 unit, bomb squad and special investigations unit.

The camps will also give participants an opportunity to learn more about who they currently are as young leaders, while eliciting curiosity around who they want to become. Organizers hope the experience will help participants develop awareness around their own interests, and grow their confidence in recognizing and using their own intuitive voice to make decisions in their lives. 

Camps are free and include lunch. Registration is required and due by Friday, July 7, 2017.

Dates and registrations details are available below. 

Junior High Camp

Registration for the Junior High Camp has closed. 

Students grade 6-8 will meet July 12 and 13, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at Fire Station No. 4, 2008 N. Dubuque Road, Iowa City. 

High School Camp 

Students grade 9-12 will meet July 20 and 21, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at Fire Station No. 4, 2008 N. Dubuque Road, Iowa City. 


There is no fee to participate in either camp, but pre-registration is required, and space is limited. Lunch will be provided each day as part of the program.

Applications and waivers must be filled out and returned to Fire Training Officer Lt. Brandon Smith. 

Forms can either be downloaded electronically and emailed to Brandon-Smith@iowa-city.org, or printed and delivered/mailed to Fire Station No. 1, 410 E. Washington St., Iowa City. They are also available for pick-up at any Iowa City Fire Station, the Iowa City Police Station, 410 E. Washington St., or Johnson County Ambulance Services, 808 S Dubuque St. 

The deadline to register is Friday, July 7, 2017.

Those with questions can contact  Lt. Brandon Smith at Brandon-Smith@iowa-city.org or firefighter Sadie McDowell at Sadie-McDowell@iowa-city.org. Both are available by calling 319-356-5261.