Camp Fury for Girls
Earn the Girl Scout Safety Award & CPR Certification
This hands-on resident camp allows girls in grades 7 through 12 to participate in a variety of activities which build leadership, self-confidence, and respect through teamwork. The camp, presented by the Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast, in partnership with Hampton Fire & Rescue gives girls the opportunity to experience firefighting and emergency operations techniques, and connect with women currently in the profession, as well as those in other male-dominated fields. Participants will earn the Girl Scout Safety Award and CPR certification. Registration is required.
Resident and Day Camp Options
Again this year girls will have the option of staying at Camp Skimino, located on 90 wooded acres near Williamsburg, where they will get the true camping experience — swimming, canoeing, and s'mores by the camp fire, or being dropped off and picked up at the fire station. During the day they'll enjoy learning to tie knots, carry ladders, don fire gear, and even run a Bucket Brigade!
Class size is limited. Girl Scout membership is not required to participate in this camp. Financial assistance is available.
For additional information contact Medic-Firefighter Jami Salvio with the Fire Division, Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast at 757-547- 4405, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camp Prospect for Boys
Male Youth Ages 14 to 19
Camp Prospect, Hampton Fire & Rescue's camp for at-risk young men, is designed for those who are less likely to transition successfully into adulthood and achieve economic self-sufficiency, or those who require temporary intervention in order to succeed. The camp uses a two-pronged program approach: mentoring and a weeklong camp in the summer.
Our goal is to make young men aware of local opportunities and how positive choices can bring desired outcomes and a brighter future. Up to 20 teens (ages 14 – 19) will be able to participate in the weeklong camp, have an opportunity to experience the day-to-day activities of firefighters, and explore the world of firefighting from the inside. Daily activities for everyone will run from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. However, there are only 12 slots available to stay overnight for the duration of the camp.
Allowing students to take part in Camp Prospect provides them with another tool that will help them craft their own successes. Activities are not limited to the fire service; participants will share in team-building and individual achievement exercises. They will also be exposed to local businesses and other city operations through day trips. Both prongs of the program will utilize city resources and volunteers. The camp is co-sponsored by Hampton Division of Fire and Rescue, Hampton Volunteer Fire Companies and Hampton's Youth Violence Prevention office. There are no fees associated with the camp, but the expectation is that students will participate for the full week.
For additional information on the camp, please email Synethia White at Youth Violence Prevention or call 757-727-2730.