Accepted Students on Move-In Day

Battle of the Badges

This summer, Anna Maria College is hosting an exciting new program designed for high school students who are  interested in exploring the fields of fire science, criminal justice, and emergency services. Designed to balance education and fun, Battle of the Badges will provide program participants with hands-on learning and demonstrations from expert instructors from federal, state, and community organizations.


Why should you attend?

This program includes live demonstrations for a hands-on learning experience within a controlled environment, taught by leading industry professionals. You’ll also have plenty of time to get to know other students while you compete in fun recreational athletic events or during Friday night’s campfire.


Learn from the best while having a great time on Anna Maria’s campus!


This overnight program is FREE for any high school student seriously considering a career in one of these fields. Meals and snacks are included along with accommodations in one of our residence halls.


Learn, Compete, Network! 


Students at Homecoming

What You Will Learn

The program includes live demonstrations and the use of start of the art technology and the option of fun competitions for scholarships!  

  • Learn about the broad and diverse field of Criminal Justice
  • Compete with your peers in fun recreational athletic events.
  • Meet professionals in all areas of Criminal Justice
  • Meet professionals in all areas of Fire Science and Emergency Safety
  • Attend sessions on-site hosted by local, state and federal agencies
  • Begin your own network of peer and professional connections