Camp Courage

A new camp for young women and girls who are interested in becoming first responders, has been launched in Calgary.

In partnership with the Calgary Police Youth Foundation, the Calgary Police Service, the Calgary Fire Department and Alberta Health Services EMS, YouthLink is proud to bring Camp Courage to Calgary. An already established camp, Camp Courage was founded by a Nova Scotia firefighter, Andréa Speranza, in January 2006, to introduce young women to careers as first responders.

From July 4 to July 10, 2022, 24 girls and young women aged 15 to 18, will be attending the seven-day camp. Participants of Camp Courage will learn from inspiring guest speakers, fitness professionals and women who are currently serving as first responders, on how they too can become a first responder and fulfill their dreams.

Camp Courage sessions will offer basic skills and knowledge to help participants learn more about what life is like as a first responder, and provide connections to current police officers, firefighters and paramedics.

Camp Courage is now accepting applications to attend the inaugural camp and it is free of charge. Instead of a fee, organizers ask the interested candidates to detail how they can positively contribute to their community or make a positive impact on an individual in their community upon completion of the camp.

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