Do you want to be a hero? Are you looking for a challenging and unique summer experience?
SAVE THE DATE: July 19-22, 2018
2018 Applications available in spring
This four-day overnight camp gives teenage girls, ages 15-18, a chance to experience firsthand what it takes to be an Arlington County Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). The participants learn about fire behavior, fire service history, physical fitness, nutrition, CPR and fire extinguishers but more importantly, they learn about pushing past limits, encouraging each other and working as a team. The goal of the camp is to increase the participants’ confidence and empower them to consider entering physically challenging careers, such as the fire service, later in life.
The fun-filled four-day camp includes:
- Participating in exercises, physical training, and Fire/EMS simulations
- Experiencing the everyday life of a firefighter/EMT and eating dinner with on-duty crews at an Arlington firehouse
- Getting a taste of college life with overnight stays at Marymount University
Camp Heat empowers young females through an introduction to the Fire and Emergency Medical Services. This is accomplished by providing an interactive, fun-filled and hands-on experience. Camp Heat builds a foundation of confidence, through skills in problem solving and teamwork. We will continue to inspire the young ladies through mentorship and community engagement beyond camp.