Summer Heat is a week-long, interactive summer camp for young women, hosted by the Colorado Springs Fire Department, and managed by a group of very dedicated volunteers. This camp is an opportunity for young women to experience, first hand, the challenges and benefits of a fire service career. But, it is much more than that: Participants will learn about leadership, cooperative problem solving, teamwork, and they will have a lot of fun along the way.
From July 23rd - 27th participants will work side by side with women firefighters who will show young women ages 14-19 the rewards of a fire service career. The camp will be hosted at the Colorado Springs Fire Department Complex (FDC), and will run daily, with some evening activities planned.
Women have had a very long history of involvement in the American fire service; as far back as 1815 when Molly Williams joined the Oceanus Engine Company #11, yet the fire service is still considered a non-traditional career field for women. Summer Heat is an opportunity that provides an inside look at the incredibly rewarding work to which so many of us have dedicated our lives.
If you know of any young women who would be interested, please direct them to www.summerheatcamp.com where they can apply. Applications are due by May 15th so please hurry!