CampHERO is an exciting experience designed to help girls develop courage, gain confidence and build character while introducing them to the protective services. Girls get to explore their interests and skills through hands-on activities, taught by real Police Officers, Firefighters, EMT/Paramedics and Dispatchers!
CampHERO is open to ANY GIRL entering Kindergarten up to recent 12th grade graduates. Campers will train at Madison Area Technical College facilities and other sites in and around Madison, Wisconsin. Girls in grades 4–12 stay overnight and get a chance to experience what it’s like to ‘live like a firefighter’.
CampHERO curriculum was designed by professionals in the protective services with guidance by Girl Scouts, the experts in leadership experiences for girls. The program is safe, hands-on and age appropriate.
Girls need to know that they are smart enough, strong enough and brave enough to pursue a paid or volunteer career as a police officer, fire fighter, EMT/paramedic or dispatcher. Nationwide, 31.2% of EMTs and only 12.4% of police and 3.6% of fire professionals are female, leaving girls with few role-models to inspire and guide. CampHERO is an effort to bridge that gap by helping girls to: discover their abilities and interests, connect with a network of mentors and be inspired to take action in making the world a better place through public service.