Camp Rescue is open to girls who have finished the 6th through 8th grades and will run from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m., June 22-26, at the Lewis and Clark Career Center in St. Charles. This free camp experience is sponsored by St. Charles Adult and Community Education in partnership with the State of Missouri’s College and Career Readiness, Region IX.
There is a growing demand for workers in the emergency response and healthcare industries, said Director Cheryl Graber.
“We wanted to provide girls with a camp experience in this nontraditional field for women,” she said.
The campers will get a peek at a day in the life of firefighters, police officers, and other first responders and will hear from women in the field. They will receive CPR, basic first aid training and learn about the role volunteers can play in a community crisis.
The girls will try out firefighting equipment including a thermal imaging camera, use the fire hose and explore a fire truck. Campers will also learn how to plan a fire drill for their own families.
“The majority of fires happen at home,” said Brian Beasley, engineer for Central County Fire and Rescue. “People don’t realize within 3 minutes of a fire starting you can be trapped in your home.”
Camp concludes with a field trip to St. Peters Police Department, a fire and ambulance
station and a 911 dispatch and alarm center.
For more information or to register, visit www.stcharlesae.org or call (636) 443-4043. Camp size is limited to 25 girls.
“We are thrilled to be able to offer this free summer camp opportunity for girls in our community who are beginning to reflect on their future careers.” Graber said. “It will be exciting week!”