Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 (Halifax, NS) – Young women across the municipality are encouraged to apply for a spot in this summer’s unique all-girls first responder camp, being held July 9-16.
Camp Courage is an eight-day female mentoring camp that brings together teens between the ages of 15-19, curious about a career as a firefighter, police officer, or paramedic.
The award-winning camp is held every second year and shows teens they too can excel in these male-dominated professions. While the one-of-a-kind camp shows girls what it takes to be a first responder, the ultimate goal is for the young women to develop a sense of empowerment and build the confidence to believe they can achieve any goal, career, or dream they desire.
The camp is free but applicants must write an essay describing how they would improve a less fortunate person’s life, or their community.
Camp Courage accepts 24 participants and applications are due on March 31.
More than 60 camp graduates have moved into careers as a first responder since the camp was founded 11 years ago. Many credit Camp Courage for showing them the path to become a firefighter, police officer, or paramedic.
Click here to see the camp’s wall of fame.
For more information on the camp and how to apply, visit the camp website at www.campcourage.ca