The BCSO Youth Academy is a 5-day interactive program funded by private donations and the Bay County Sheriff's Office; therefore, no expense is incurred by the parent/guardian or participant.  Bay County Sheriff's Office School Resource Deputies, civilian counselors, medical personnel as well as many featured speakers take pride in teaching today's youth in positive decision making, proper communication skills and survival during this 5-day period.

Boys and Girls ages 13 - 16 residing within the boundaries of
Bay County are invited to attend.
1st week: June 5th - June 9th
2nd week: June 19th - June 23rd

Some activities the participants will be engaging in during the week are: Fishing, Hiking, Blacksmith, Leather Smith, Survival Skills and other organized trips.


Educational demonstrations are provided by the
Bay County Sheriff's Office and other assisting agencies.

For more information please click below to download the application. Attached Waiver and Release of Liability form must be notarized. 

 Download Application

Rev 06/01/2023