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Public Safety Summer Camps To Help Youth In The Community

Mayor Tom Henry today announced the City of Fort Wayne is partnering with Bridge of Grace Compassionate Ministries Center to provide public safety camps for local children.

This is the second year for the camps designed to teach the importance of public safety, character development, strengthening relationships between youth and police officers and firefighters, and education. Additional activities will include field trips, sports, games, and daily reading time.

“Bridge Day Camp” will be held June 20-24 for children entering grades 1-8 this fall
“Jr. Firefighter Camp” will be held June 27-July 1 for children entering grades 3-8 this fall
“Jr. Police Academy” will be held July 11-15 for children entering grades 6-8 this fall

“We’re honored to be able to host the summer camps as a way to give back to the community and enhance opportunities for children,” said Javier Mondragon, CEO, Bridge of Grace. “It’s critical for us to be committed to the well-being and future of our young people. We’re excited about the possibilities and success stories we’ll see as a result of the camps.”

“I continue to be encouraged by the innovative approaches being used to assist our next generation and future leaders as we work together to make a meaningful difference,” said Mayor Henry. “Proactive programming is having a positive impact on children. This is another example of the positive momentum we’re experiencing in Fort Wayne.”

The cost of the camp is $15 per session and includes a camp T-shirt. Information and applications are available at or by calling (260) 744-4446.