The inaugural Girls Fire & Emergency Services Camp in Australia is a camp open to girls, aged 14 to 18. As there are only 20 places available, please register your interest to attend as soon as possible.
Girls participate in a full-on and fun timetable of theory and practical lessons - from fire science, storm and tempest, and trauma classes to extinguishing simulated fires, taking part in "rescues", abseiling, raft building and an overnight hike.
The seven-day camp takes place from (date coming soon).
The camp will be held at the beautiful outdoor education venue, YMCA Camp Yarramundi, located on the heritage-listed Grose River in the Hawkesbury Valley, NSW - about a 90-minute drive from Sydney's CBD. For more information about YMCA Camp Yarramundi, go to Ymcansw.org.au/camping/camps/camp-yarramundi/
WHAT TO BRING
A detailed list of requirements will be sent to camp participants.
While accommodation and meals at the camp are funded by the multi-agency grants, participants may bring a small amount of money for incidentals.
EXAMPLE OF PROGRAM
The camp timetable is a mix of theory and practical classes.
DAY 1: Introduction, ice breakers, crew allocations, equipment relays, safety and manual handling class, fire and emergency sector class
DAY 2: Fire science class, kitchen fire simulator using hose and hydrant, cave maze rescue
DAY 3: Wildfire class, low and high ropes, knots and ladders
DAY 4: Storm and tempest class, YMCA Bushcraft Survival Training class, raft build initiative, community safety presentations
DAY 5: Road crash rescue and trauma forum, abseil activity, search and rescue class, overnight camp
DAY 6: Return hike to Yarramundi, preparation for afternoon activity - an AFAC/YMCA/NSW Ambulance multi-agency exercise, graduation.
DAY 7: Program debrief, depart 11am.
For more information please email Info@girlsonfire.com.au (email to be linked soon, and ability to register interest)