Experience Camp Courage

The First Responders Society is an incorporated non-profit company established by firefighter, Andréa Speranza, in January 2006, for the purpose of introducing young women aged 15- 19 to careers as first responders primarily paramedics, police officers, and firefighters.

The ultimate goal is that the young women will leave with a sense of empowerment and the confidence to believe that they can achieve any goal, career or dream they desire.

You have what it takes, join us in 2017 for the experience of your life!

July 9th to July 16th!

Mission

Introduce young females to the emergency services, while developing their confidence, leadership skills and problem solving abilities.

Read the testimonials, check out our wall of fame success stories, and check out our videos (including our promotional video and mini series) to see for yourself that Camp Courage is an experience of a lifetime!

Goals and Objectives

The primary purpose of the camp is to introduce young women to careers as first responders.  The camp will aim to provide information, inspiration, education and opportunities to experience the physical demands, thereby allowing a more accurate perception of what it takes to act in these roles. The ultimate goal is that young women will leave with a sense of empowerment and the confidence to believe that they can achieve any goal, career or dream they desire.

How to Apply

The camp is 100% free. In order to be accepted into camp you must write an essay on one of two topics; how you can improve someone else’s life that is less fortunate, or how you can improve your Community. Instead of paying cash, you have to do what you’ve proposed in your essay. The only limitation is your imagination.

This illustrates how hard work creates opportunities. It teaches to be thankful for what you have and to respect others that have less, It teaches the value of helping others.

Camp Courage accepts only 24 participants each year, and entrance essays are due March 31st!

Click here to apply

Note: as a result of high costs and difficulty raising funds, the camp is now being offered every two years. The camp will operate in 2017, 2019, 2021, etc. To make a donation to Camp Courage, please click here.

Join the Camp Courage Team
We are looking for an Administrative Assistant, an Assistant Cook, and Fundraiser Volunteers. Please contact us for more information.