Do you know a group of teenagers who want to help their school and community be more prepared for emergency situations? Could these teenagers benefit from a five-day camp where they will learn basic response skills, teamwork, and action planning, all in a stimulating and fun environment?
The Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC) at Texas State University is now accepting applications for the 2022 Youth Preparedness Camp. TxSSC will provide scholarships to teams of 10 individuals (9 youth and 1 adult) to attend camp, which will take place June 12-16, 2022, at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. Scholarships include lodging and meals, all training materials, and a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) backpack with equipment. The only cost to teams will be travel to and from the camp.
Participants (including the adult team leader) will receive a FEMA CERT Basic training that includes a certificate of completion, develop a community action plan as a team, and acquire the leadership skills needed to address emergency preparedness in their schools and communities when they return home — all while having one of the most exciting weeks of the summer!
Youth, along with an adult team leader, should apply to attend camp as a group, and submit all application materials together. Applications are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 15, 2022. Visit the TxSSC Youth Preparedness Camp webpage to complete your team application today!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Julie Palmer, Training and Education Coordinator, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (512) 245-6624.