Camp Rescue: Free Summer Camp for Middle School Girls

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St. Charles Adult and Community Education is offering a free summer camp this June designed to introduce girls to a career in Emergency Response.

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 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!”

Project Read and Reach Summer Camp Kicks Off

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Project Read and Reach Extreme Summer Camp blasted off this week with a space and exploration theme. Kids learned about flight and space as they built rockets and researched the stars and planets. In addition to learning, kids had time for outdoor play and games.

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Each week campers will have a chance to cook a healthy snack with Michelle Goodyear, a nutrition program associate with the University of Missouri Extension office in St. Charles. The older kids made a trail mix and talked about safety while working in the kitchen. Goodyear demonstrated how to thoroughly wash your hands before cooking.

Project Read and Reach Extreme Summer Camp runs from June 1-July 31. Learn more here.

Upcoming Weekly Camp Themes

June 8-12 Passport to the World – Campers will travel around other countries and cultures through activities, games, art, food and guest speakers.

June 15-19 Lights, Camera, Action! – Campers will explore film making, theater, acting and more.

June 22-26 Magical Math and Science – Campers will investigate a variety of fun activities in earth science, physics, chemistry and mathematics.

June 29-July 2 Stars and Strikes – This week at camp includes a water play day and bowling field trip.

July 6-10 Extreme Sports – Campers will journey into the wide world of sports.

July 13-17 STEAM Extreme – Campers will explore LEGO’s, Minecraft, design video games, code apps and more.

July 20-24 Extreme Caching – Campers will discover treasures in an outdoor adventure game of geocaching which combines technology with the thrill of mysterious prizes.

July 27-31 Extreme Summer Camp Spirit – Each day we will have a different theme from PJ day to Wacky Wednesday. Be ready to show your camp spirit!



Camp Rescue: Free Summer Camp for Middle School Girls

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CAMP RESCUE is a free summer camp experience for girls who are completing the 6th – 8th grades. Sponsored by St. Charles Adult & Community Education in partnership with the State of Missouri’s College and Career Readiness, Region, IX, this hands-on camp introduces girls to a career in emergency response such as a firefighter, EMT, policy officer, or other first responder.
They’ll hear from those in the field, be trained in CPR, and will also learn about crisis planning (CERT) in their community.  This exciting week ends with a field trip to St. Peters Police Department, Central County  Fire and Ambulance station and a 911 dispatch and alarm center in Wentzville!
Enroll early–camp size is limited to 25!