Wednesday, March 11, 2015 – The deadline is fast approaching for teen girls aged 15-19 to apply for acceptance into this summer’s first-responder mentoring camp, Camp Courage.
Camp Courage is an eight-day all-girls camp that brings females curious about a career as a first-responder together with professionals from the world of firefighting, paramedicine, and policing.
The camp is held every second year and shows impressionable teens that they too can excel in these male-dominated professions. While the camp shows girls what it takes to have a career as a first-responder, the ultimate goal is for the young women to leave with a sense of empowerment and the confidence to believe they can achieve any goal, career, or dream they desire.
Interested girls have until March 31 at 6 p.m. to submit an application. Registration for the camp is free, but there’s a catch: Applicants are required to write an essay describing what they would do to better their community and improve someone’s life.
In the eight years since this unique camp started, more than 30 young women have embarked on careers as a first-responder – some of the women were trailblazers in their community. Many credit Camp Courage for showing them it is a realistic goal to aim for a career as a first-responder.
For more information on the camp and how to apply, visit the camp website at www.campcourage.ca