Camp accepting applications

Published 9:47 pm Saturday, May 3, 2014

The Suffolk Fire and Rescue Fire and Life Safety Camp is accepting applications for its camps to be held this summer.

Ages 6 to 9 are welcome at the half-day camp that runs Monday through Friday. Students will tackle fun, challenging, activities that teach them safety lessons on things they encounter every day at and around home and school.

Topics include firefighting, bicycle safety, water safety, search and rescue practices, first aid and more.

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The fee for each weekly session is $65 per child, which includes a camp T-shirt, supplies and lunch each day except for Friday, when a graduation ceremony will be held.

Transportation to and from the camp is not provided. Participants can arrive as early as 7:30 a.m. and must be picked up by 1 p.m.

The sessions run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and end at noon on Friday.

Sessions are as follows:

  • June 23-27 — Station 3, 1001 White Marsh Road
  • July 14-18 — Station 5, 3901 Bridge Road
  • Aug. 4-8 — Station 6, 300 Kings Fork Road
  • Aug. 18-22 — Station 6, 300 Kings Fork Road

The registration deadline is May 30 at 5 p.m. for all four camps. You can mail or drop off the application and fee to Suffolk Fire and Rescue Fire Camp, 300 Kings Fork Road, Suffolk, VA 23434. Checks should be made out to the Jeff T. Messinger Memorial Fund.

Call 514-4542 or 514-4551. Application forms can be downloaded from www.suffolkva.us/fire/firelifesafetycamp2014.pdf.