Camp Dates and Times:

Summer 2017 - June 21, 22, 23

Camp is from 8:00am-4:30pm on days 1 and 2 and from 8:00am-3:00pm on day 3. Campers can be dropped off as early as 7:30am. We ask that campers be picked up on time.

You will need to sign your child in and out of camp each day.

Camp Location:

Vigo County Fairgrounds
3901 South US 41, Terre Haute, IN 47802

Who can attend?

The Vigo County Junior Fire Camp is open to 11 and 12 year old kids from Vigo and surrounds counties.

How do I register my child?

All of the information you need to register your child can be found on the Registration Page.


There is a $30.00 fee to offset the cost of shirts, food and other small items used for camp.

Dress Code

All campers should wear the provided camp t-shirt. Please wash the shirt nightly!

Campers should wear comfortable shoes that tie. Sandals, flip-flops, or other slip on shoes are not allowed. Campers are involved in activities that require them to run and we prefer the campers be in shoes suitable for such activities.

Pants or shorts are acceptable as long as they do not have holes in them. Holes could cause a camper to get caught on something which could result in injury.

Campers will get wet!! You may want to bring a towel or a change of clothes for you child when you pick them up.

Other Information

We strongly discourage parents allowing their children to bring cell phones or other small electronic devices to camp as it is hard to keep track of these types of items and we would not want for one to get wet, lost, or damaged.

Disciplinary Policy

The following is the discipline policy set forth by the Vigo County Junior Fire Camp and applies to all campers and staff.
Our policy closely follows the discipline policy of the Vigo County School Corporation. Copies will also be available the first day of camp.

The responsibility for the development and enforcement of rules and regulations is for the protection and safety of individuals, while at camp, and is delegated by the camp administrative staff. The purpose of these rules and regulations is to help create an atmosphere that promotes the best possible learning and safe environment for all those involved in the Junior Fire Camp. The rules and standards set forth in this policy apply to behavior on camp grounds, immediately before, during, or immediately after camp hours. This policy does not define all types and aspects of behavior; however the camp administrative staff has the responsibility to set forth policies, rules and regulations to help each conduct his/her behavior in a safe and acceptable manner.


The camp administrative staff hereby adopts a policy of Zero Tolerance for those specific acts of misconduct identified in this policy. This policy applies to all camp staff and campers. The Camp Director and or Assistant director has the authority to remove violators from camp.

The following items will be considered grounds for zero tolerance:

  • Possession, use, being under the influence, or dealing in any drugs, legal or illegal. Any prescribed medications must be listed on camperís medical form with instructions for use and checked in with camp staff.
  • Possession of or consuming of alcoholic beverages or being under the influence prior to arriving at camp.
  • Possession of any weapons that could be used to harm another person: guns, knives, etc. Law enforcement officers will be permitted to have their duty weapon.
  • Engaging in any activity forbidden by the laws of Indiana.
  • Stealing, causing damage to, or destroying property of Junior Fire Camp or any participating fire department or agency.
  • Causing or attempting to cause physical injury or harm to camp staff or campers.
  • Engaging in sexual harassment of another person, which includes sexually-related verbal statements, gestures, or physical contact.
  • Engaging in voluntary or consensual sexually-related contact with another person.
  • Engaging in speech or conduct, including clothing, jewelry, or hair style, which is profane, indecent, lewd, vulgar, or offensive to the camp purposes.

Junior Fire Camp will also have a three strike process for lesser offences. Lesser offences include; but are not limited to:

  • General misbehavior/disrespect
  • Pushing/shoving/or not following directions

Strike one will include physical discipline such as pushups, running, etc. Group leaders will have the authority to enforce strike 1 as needed. Strike two will involve having the camper removed from his/her group and not allowed to participate in camp activities for up to a 2 hour time frame. Strike three will consist of calling the campers parents and the camper will be suspended from camp for the remaining time that day. Strike 2 and 3 will be enforced by the Camp Director and Assistant Director.

If problems continue, the Camp Director and Assistant Director will determine the appropriate corrective action. This policy is a guideline however the Camp Director and or Assistant Director have final say in all matters and have the authority to use this policy to ensure the safety of all campers and staff.


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