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Camp Courage – What it is, what it does, and how to apply

**** Camp Courage information / Editorial

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During the 6 days of activities (2 EHS, 2 Police and 2 Fire) students were able to acquire knowledge and training specific to each trade., which included both mental and physical challenges.

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Throughout the great event, students bonded and encouraged each other, especially when faced with a challenge they thought they couldn’t succeed at. Mentors, who clearly were as inspired by the students, used positivity and encouragement to motivate the young ladies.

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In the end, it was incredibly obvious that a positive bond was formed, and every student graduated with smiles and stories that will last a life time.

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It should also be noted of the incredible amount of work that the mentors put in around the clock to accomplish this camp. Included are HRFE, RCMP, HRP, Fisheries and Oceans, PEI fire and Truro Fire, who all came together so that the Camp could be as fulfilling and rewarding as possible.

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“The First Responders Society is an incorporated non-profit company established by firefighter, Andréa Speranza, in January 2006, for the purpose of introducing young women aged 15- 19 to careers as first responders primarily paramedics, police officers, and firefighters.

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The ultimate goal is that the young women will leave with a sense of empowerment and the confidence to believe that they can achieve any goal, career or dream they desire.”

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” Goals and Objectives

The primary purpose of the camp is to introduce young women to careers as first responders.

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The camp will aim to provide information, inspiration, education and opportunities to experience the physical demands, thereby allowing a more accurate perception of what it takes to act in these roles.

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The ultimate goal is that young women will leave with a sense of empowerment and the confidence to believe that they can achieve any goal, career or dream they desire.

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Core Values

Camp Courage core values are:

  • respect – for self and others, treat yourself how you would treat someone else and treat someone else how they would treat you
  • responsibility – take 100% responsibility for our actions, we can’t control all  circumstances but we can control our reactions to the circumstances
  • honesty – is the only foundation in which lasting relationships can build
  • empathy/compassion – the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experiences of another
  • commitment to constant improvement – always try our hardest, exceed expectations, eventually it will pay off
  • positive attitude – “Our attitudes propel us forward toward our victories or bog us down in defeat.  Our attitudes make us rich or poor, happy or unhappy, fulfilled or incomplete.  They are the single most determining factor in every action we will ever make.  We and our attitudes are inextricably combined; we are our attitudes and our attitudes are us.” Helmstetter – maintain a positive attitude
  • work hard – hard work helps us realize our potential, helps us face up to life’s challenges, makes us feel good, builds character, earns respect of others, earns self respect, adds meaning to our life, gets best results and is healthy for us.
  • courage – the courage to stand up for the hard right over the easy wrong, the courage to stand up for ourselves, the courage to dream the biggest, most exciting dreams, and the courage to believe in ourselves
    “We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.”  Winston Churchill

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How to Apply

Each person has the opportunity to submit an application until March 31st at midnight.

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You can update or change your essay until the March 31st deadline. We will confirm receipt of your application via email.

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If you don’t hear from us, please contact us immediately to ensure we have received your essay.

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The Selection Committee will be given the applications excluding candidates’ names, each essay will be marked according to our marking criteria, LINK, marks will be compiled, candidates selected and notified in May.

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If there are many applicants an interview process may be implemented.

Once selected you will be given a code to access the registration forms on line which are due by May 15th.

**** Apply here: https://campcourage.ca/apply/how-to-apply/

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There are no registration fees to attend Camp Courage, but there is a catch: You must complete what you describe in your essay to better your community and improve someone else’s life.

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Donations are accepted for the improvement of this initiative.

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Apply here: https://campcourage.ca/apply/how-to-apply/”

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Some photos from the week.  Congrats to all the graduates!

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