Camp Courage Calgary

Camp Courage Calgary is a week-long, free camp for young women, girls, and gender-diverse youth, aged 15 to 18, who are interested in pursuing a career as a first responder. The camp provides participants with the opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge of what it is like to work in emergency services, while empowering them to reach their full potential through information, education, and inspiration.

Camp Courage is a platform to hear from women currently working in the police, fire, and paramedic professions. They will share their experiences with participants and provide mentorship for those considering a similar career.

Camp Courage Calgary is a collaborative initiative delivered by the Calgary Police Service, Calgary Fire Department, and Alberta Health Services. It is funded by the Calgary Police Youth Foundation and the Bridges to Brighter Futures Program, proudly supported by the Shaw Family Foundation. Originally founded by Andréa Speranza in Halifax in 2006 with the purpose of introducing young women, girls, and gender-diverse youth to careers as first responders, we are delighted to offer this camp for the third year in Calgary.

Applications are now open for the 2024 camp. Interested participants will be required to meet the eligibility criteria, complete the online application, and provide at least one personal or professional reference. Visit for more information.