Walton County Emergency Management invites applications for HERricane Florida, Landfall: Walton County, a FREE weeklong girl’s day camp dedicated to transitioning young women into community leaders and showcasing the emergency management field as an obtainable and rewarding career path.
This week-long camp is for young women entering 9 – 12th grade in the 2022 school year and will be hosted June 6th – 10th at the Walton County Emergency Operations Center.
“After a two-year hiatus, we’re thrilled to host HERricane this summer,” said Jeff Goldberg, Walton County Emergency Management Director. “The Emergency Management profession is more than coordination during a disaster; it is a network of critical thinkers and diverse individuals who come together to help build a more disaster-resilient community. The purpose of this program is to help Walton County’s young women find their niche, become better prepared, and develop skills to apply to any career path they choose.”
This FREE week-long day camp provides exercises in disaster preparedness, leadership skills, networking tools, career exploration, professional development, and confidence-building exercises. The program curriculum includes fire safety and fire extinguisher training, a mock-activation, drone training, CPR certification, storm spotter training, basic first aid, confidence-building exercises, and more.
“One of the most unique aspects of this program is the one-on-one mentoring camp participants will receive,” said Donna Free, Walton County Emergency Management Deputy Director. “From local, state, and national emergency response agencies to private sector organizations and higher education, we wanted to ensure our mentors would provide perspective from a wide range of disciplines to fit each girl’s interests.”
Whether you’re interested in pursuing a career in the public safety field or are looking to become better prepared for the professional world, HERricane has something for everyone.
Registration is now open! Click here to register.
We are actively looking for sponsors to help underwrite the costs. Please email Jeff Goldberg at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss sponsorship opportunities.