Thursday, May 8, 2014

Camp Fury

This summer, GSCCC is partnering with the City of Hampton Division of Fire & Recuse to offer a unique summer camp opportunity for girls in grades 6 through 12. Camp Fury, which will take place July 20-25 at Camp Skimino, will be a week-long adventure where girls will explore firefighting and emergency operation techniques and connect with women currently in the profession. Girls will travel daily from Camp Skimino to Briarfield Station #9 in Hampton during their week at camp.

At Camp Fury, girls will experience physical fitness training as they participate in activities such as an aerial climb, bucket brigade, search drill, CPR and basic first aid. They will also train with emergency service personnel and have the opportunity to wear firefighting gear. Participants will earn the Girl Scout Safety Award during the camp. The camp will introduce girls to firefighting as a career and give girls the chance to meet women in fields typically dominated by men.

This year is the first opportunity for girls in Hampton Roads to participate in Camp Fury, which was brought to the area by Medic Firefighter Jami Salvio and Lt. Denee Nichols from the City of Hampton. They organized the camp locally after attending a Women in Fire Service Conference and hearing about the camp’s popularity and success for the past five years in Arizona.

The camp will provide a unique experience not only for girls who are considering a career in firefighting, but also for girls seeking an opportunity to discover more about themselves and try new things. Through the camp, girls will gain confidence, learn how to work as a team and meet new friends.

Register for Camp Fury here. Questions? Contact

All girls, whether or not they are currently registered members of Girl Scouts, are invited to attend summer camp with Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast.