Camp Heat

Camp Heat 2023 (July 17 - 21)

Do you want to be a hero? Are you looking for a challenging and unique summer experience? 


Teens of all genders who are at least 15 years old and not over 18 years old at the time of registration may register for and attend Camp Heat.

Application process: OPEN - Applications are being accepted until the camp is full!

PART 1 – Completed Online: ACFD Camp Heat Application - 2023

PART 2 – Print and fill out the medical examination form. Please send this form back to the email listed below. Please note, this requires a doctors signature: Camp Heat 2023 Medical and Physical Examination Forms

PART 3 - Print, sign and email the assumption of risk and photo video release forms:  ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RISK, ASSUMPTION OF RISK - 2023

If you have any questions regarding the application packet or process, please call 703-228-0098 or email your question to We will be very happy to assist you. 

Camp Description

This five-day camp gives teens,* ages 15-18, a chance to experience firsthand what it takes to be an Arlington County Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). The participants learn about fire behavior, fire service history, career opportunities for women and men as first responders, physical fitness, nutrition, CPR and fire extinguishers but more importantly, they learn about pushing past limits, encouraging each other and working as a team. The goal of the camp is to increase the participants’ confidence and empower them to consider entering physically challenging careers, such as the fire service, later in life.

The fun-filled five-day camp includes:

  • Meeting dynamic female leaders of various ranks in Arlington County Fire Department
  • Participating in exercises, physical training, and Fire/EMS simulations
  • Instruction and guidance from a panel of women currently serving in different facets of public service
  • Experiencing the everyday life of a firefighter/EMT and eating dinner with on-duty crews at an Arlington firehouse

Mission Statement

Camp Heat empowers young females* through an introduction to the Fire and Emergency Medical Services. This is accomplished by providing an interactive, fun-filled and hands-on experience. Camp Heat builds a foundation of confidence, through skills in problem solving and teamwork and demonstrates that opportunities as first responders are not limited by gender. We will continue to inspire the young ladies* through mentorship and community engagement beyond camp.

*Teens of all genders who are at least 15 years old and not over 18 years old at the time of registration may register for and attend Camp Heat.

More Information 

For questions, email or call 703-228-0098.