Girls who have finished sixth through eighth grades can study emergency rescue at Camp Rescue, presented by St. Charles Adult and Community Education.
The free camp will be offered June 22-26 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Lewis and Clark Career Center. The camp is designed to introduce girls to careers in emergency response due to the growing demand for emergency response and healthcare professionals.
"We wanted to provide girls with a camp experience in this nontraditional field for women," said Director Cheryl Graber.
Campers learn about work performed by firefighters, police officers and first responders. They'll hear from women in the field and have an opportunity to use a thermal imaging camera and firehose. They will also receive certification in CPR and basic first aid training, as well as learning about how they can assist as volunteers in a community crisis. At the end of camp, participants will take a field trip to the St. Peters Police Department, a fire and ambulance station and a 911 dispatch center.