Sponsors needed for Charlotte Fire summer camps

Kevin Campbell

We need your help! As Charlotte Fire prepares to host our annual FREE camps for kids – Camp Ignite and Camp Hornet’s Nest, the need to help local students is greater than ever.    

During their 4-night, 5-day stay, campers learn skills associated with search and rescue techniques, hose-line advancement, rappelling, ladders, and much more. 

CAMP IGNITE educates and inspires high school girls to follow their dreams by introducing them to a future of limitless opportunities. The curriculum provides a safe, dynamic, and interactive environment to introduce campers to the fundamentals of firefighting and ignites courage, confidence, and character.  Campers train alongside female firefighters as we break down barriers and stereotypes in a male-dominated career. 

CAMP HORNET’S NEST welcomes boys in grades 9-12. Through this program, we provide high school boys with the opportunity to learn more about careers in firefighting. The program teaches teamwork, responsibility, and leadership. Activities in the program will demonstrate that participants must work as a team to succeed. 

By the end of their stay, Camp Ignite and Camp Hornet's Nest participants gain an understanding of the Charlotte Fire’s commitment to and pride in serving the City of Charlotte. 

Both Camp Ignite and Camp Hornet’s Nest are FREE, eliminating any financial obstacles to participate, and that’s why we are asking for your support.  Operating these camps takes a significant investment from our department. Contributions of any amount are welcomed and sincerely appreciated.  

With the hundreds of meals needed to feed our campers, we would welcome any help from restaurants and catering services.   

We’re helping improve the lives of more than 100 local students many who wouldn’t normally be able to attend a summer camp.


DONATE TO CAMP IGNITE HERE -> https://bit.ly/3ZdmoZ6 

DONATE TO CAMP HORNET'S NEST HERE -> https://bit.ly/3y5kWMv 

If you want more details or to help, please contact the Fire Chief’s Office firechiefsoffice@charlottenc.gov or call us at 704-336-3794.