Deadline looms for Fire and Life Safety Camp signup

Published 12:00 am Friday, July 11, 2003

Suffolk News-Herald

The July 15 deadline to sign up for &uot;Fire and Life Safety Camp&uot; is Tuesday and any youth planning to take part in the exciting activities at the Suffolk fire departments should immediately register.

Pam King, Suffolk Department of Fire and Rescue’s Public Education Specialist,&uot; said registration is open for kids ages 7-10 and 11-13.

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The theme for this year’s camp is &uot;Get Out! Stay Out!&uot; The 2003 camps will have 3 sessions and King said they should all be exciting and educational.

The cost is $35 per session, which includes lunch and snack each day and a Camp tee shirt.

King listed some of the activities including rides on a fire truck, using real fire hoses, the &uot;Fire Safety House,&uot; and water safety. She also noted that a police drug-detection dog will show off his unique skills, and there will be a rock climbing wall, lots of videos and activity sheets, and lunch with the firefighters.

Session One for youth ages 7 through 10 will take place July 21-25, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Fire Station # 5, located in the North Suffolk Public Safety Building, 3901 Bridge Road.

Session Two, for kids 11-13-years old, will be held July 28 through Aug. 1, at the same times, but at Fire Station # 3, 1001 White Marsh Road.

Session three, for kids 7-10 years old, Aug. 4-8, and the hours are 8:30 AM to 12:30 p.m., also at Fire Station #3.

King emphasized that kids will learn how to promote their own personal safety, as well as that of their family and community, through numerous activities that combine teaching and imagination. In addition, the activities planned for 11-13 year-olds will correlate with requirements for several Boy and Girl Scout patches.

Suffolk Fire Capt. Jim Judkins will present participants with certificates for completion of the Fire and Life Safety Camp.

Parents are encouraged to register early as the camp fills quickly. To register a child for camp, or for more information, contact Pam King at 923-2573.