Camp EMS is a week long experience for teens ages 14-17 to explore the exciting career options available in Emergency Medical Services. Camp EMS offers the opportunity to learn about the many healthcare career paths available when you become an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Paramedic.
All applicants must:
Camp EMS is just $100 per camper. This fee covers five nights of dormitory housing, 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 6 dinners. It also includes all recreational activities during the course of the camp, a certificate of completion at closing ceremony. Campers will receive the required instruction needed to earn their CPR card, valid for two years. A limited number of camp scholarships are available based on financial need.
Under the guidance of the most experienced EMS providers in our region, you will participate in a variety of dynamic and interactive sessions and learning opportunities to bring the world of EMS alive to you. A sampling of experiences include a patient simulation encounter, rescue techniques, medical helicopter demonstration, patient assessment skills, treatment of medical emergencies and trauma and radio procedures. In addition, you’ll learn valuable tips on staying healthy and safe so you can help others in the best way possible. PLUS, at camp you will earn your CPR certification, the very first step in the education process to a career in EMS.
While your schedule of learning opportunities will be jam-packed, we’ve built in plenty of downtime for fun games and activities. The campus of Allegheny College offers a myriad of recreational activities for campers and evening group activities like softball games, camp socials and scavenger hunts will ensure you have lots of time to create new friendships, relax and enjoy.