FEMA Reg. 10 Seeks High School Youths for Preparedness Camp 2020

From FEMA (the Overview link below appears to be broken on the FEMA page) for youths aged 14-17 from WA, OR, ID and AK. CERT training will be provided. Transportation, lodging and meal costs provided.:

FEMA Region 10 is seeking forty (40) high-school aged youth representing Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington to attend a Youth Preparedness Camp near Anchorage, Alaska in July 2020. This will be an engaging and empowering way for teens to learn about and practice emergency preparedness. There will also be a variety of exciting leadership opportunities, team building, and of course, traditional camp activities to ensure a fun week for all. You can find additional information about camp here:

Developed under a youth engagement concept, this six-day, five-night camp, hosted and staffed by camp employees, contract staff, and FEMA personnel will teach students how to safely assist in the immediate aftermath of a disaster when the professional response may be delayed or limited. Subject matter experts and local emergency responders will support the curriculum delivery and introduce campers to various emergency response professions. As part of the camp program, youth participants will identify, develop, and present a concept for a give-back project where they will utilize their skills to improve preparedness in their communities.

The deadline to apply is 11:59pm PST on January 19, 2020. See below for application details.

FEMA X: Youth Preparedness Camp, Aug. 2019

From FEMA Region X:

Developed under a youth engagement concept, this six-day, five-night camp, hosted and staffed by camp and emergency management professionals will teach students how to safely assist in the immediate aftermath of a disaster when the professional response may be delayed or limited. Subject matter experts and local emergency responders will support the curriculum delivery and introduce participants to various emergency response professions. As part of the camp program, youth participants will identify and develop a concept for a give-back project where they will utilize their skills to improve preparedness in their communities.

The Region 10 Youth Preparedness Council, made up of high-school aged youth from all four states, will participate in the camp, and help lead their peers throughout the week.

For those selected to participate, FEMA will fund youth participants’ travel costs. It is critical that participants do not make any travel reservations on their own, for FEMA staff will assist with the pre-departure travel voucher process and ensure all required documentation is collected and submitted.

Eligibility

  • Entering 8-12th grade in fall of 2019
  • Reside in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon or Washington
  • U.S. Citizen

Where:

Stanwood, WA 98292

When:

August 18 – 23, 2019

How to Apply:

  • Provide the following information:
    • Name
    • Age
    • Grade entering in fall 2019
    • City
    • State
    • Availability August 18 – 23, 2019
    • Special accommodations (i.e. dietary, physical, mobility, etc.)
  • Answer the following questions:
    1. Why do you want to attend this camp? What do you hope to get out of the experience?
    2. How did you hear about the Youth Preparedness Camp?
    3. Have you been involved in any emergency/disaster preparedness activities or trainings? If so please explain. (If not, that’s ok, you’ll still be considered! Everyone starts somewhere.)
    4. What about disaster preparedness interests you?
    5. How would you like to help your community get better prepared? Some ideas include volunteering with a CERT, volunteering with your local American Red Cross, or starting a preparedness club.
  • Submit your application by the March 15th deadline to fema-r10-communityprep@fema.dhs.gov.

For further information or questions, please contact Ilyssa Plumer – Ilyssa.Plumer@associates.fema.gov or 425-487-4943.