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Be a Hero for a day…for a week…for a lifetime!

14 15 16 17-18 Apprenticeships Domestic
About the Trip

Have you dreamed of being a hero? Do you want to know what it is like to save a life? This event is your chance to learn skills that will help you, help others! CampHERO partners girls with real-world professional female firefighters, paramedics, and police officers! Learn what it is like to do what they do every day. Learn how to put someone in handcuffs, attack a fire, and assess a patient. Chase down a suspect on a foot pursuit, strap a patient to a backboard, and extricate a victim from a car using the jaws of life. Enjoy a week full of extraordinary experiences.

Experience living like a firefighter while you spend your nights in bunkhouses at one of our Wisconsin Girl Scout properties and your days at a training center. You will be introduced to careers in fire, police, and Emergency Medical Services. All girls will get hands-on experiences taught by real police officers, firefighters, and EMTs using actual protective services equipment. You will end the week with a real-life scenario where you put into action all of the skills that you have learned during this remarkable week. You will get to visit working fire and police stations. We’ll even take a night out to experience some of what Madison, Wisconsin has to offer.

Professional women representing fire, police, and EMS will be on hand at CampHERO to tell you first-person stories and share what it is like being a woman in a traditionally male career. Each of these women has a passion for what they do and they are excited to share it with you.

Some of the police skills you will experience include: meeting K9 & mounted patrol officers, handcuffing & fingerprinting, police tactics, self-defense, report writing, foot pursuits, and crime scene investigation.

Some of the firefighting skills you will experience include: fire truck operation, rappelling, knots & hoisting, fire attack, search & rescue, vehicle extrication, and forcible entry.

Some of the EMS skills you will experience include: first aid, lifting & moving patients, vital signs, airway management, bandaging, CPR/AED, splinting, electrocardiograms, spinal immobilization, and pulse oximetry.

Where You Go

Madison, WI

What to Know

A sincere interest in the protective services as a career

Classes will require hard work and direct contact with specialized gear and equipment. Be prepared for hands-on experiences and heavy lifting.

While the event is fully staffed by local Girl Scout volunteers and Protective Services staff (EMS, Fire, Police), we welcome volunteer applications from females working in the protective services from other areas. Please send a letter of interest to

The Dates

July 12 – 17, 2015

14-17 years old

$750 per participant

What to Bring

All special equipment will be provided.

A general equipment list will be provided.

The Cost

Program Fee: $750

A $180 deposit will be due immediately upon acceptance to this event. (It's part of the event fee, not in addition to it.)

Program Fee does not include transportation. Travel to and from Madison, Wisconsin must be paid for by attendee.

Download Application Forms
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Contact Information

Eliza Zimmerman
Program Specialist – Girl Leadership
Phone: (800) 236-2710 x3030
Fax: (608) 276-9160