Kids saw the police and fire departments at Camp 911

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG) - Summer is here and so is our Summertime Learning series, where each week we will feature a different camp for kids in our area.

This is a picture of campers at Camp 911. (WJHG)

For this week's Summertime Learning, we take a look at Camp 911.

First responders play a big role in every community, so this week Panama City Beach invited kids to get a look at what some of the men and women in uniform do in our area.

"We want them to be aware of what these guys do for them, the importance that they play in the community," Panama City Beach Parks and Rec Coordinator, Erin Conley said.

First up, the police department: Kids learned about the different departments, saw a jail cell, and received their very own police badges and bags.

Next, fire rescue: The campers saw fire trucks, learned how to stop, drop and roll, and sprayed the fire hose.

Camp 911 focused on educating the kids about the important job first responders have, keeping everyone safe.

"We want them to know that there are people out here in the community that are here to help them," Conley said.

The campers got to see what being a police officer and firefighter are all about while having a whole lot of fun.

Unfortunately, there won't be another Camp 911 this summer, but Parks and Rec officials say the camp will be back next year.

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