BOTHELL, Wash. – FEMA Region 10 is seeking 40 youth in grades 8 through 12 representing Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska to be selected to attend a Youth Preparedness Camp in Stanwood, Wash., in August. This will be an engaging and empowering way for teens to learn about and practice emergency preparedness. There will be a variety of exciting leadership and team-building opportunities as well as traditional camp activities to ensure a fun week for all.
There will be a competitive application process, through which forty (40) high school aged youth, from Region 10 states and tribes, will be selected to attend.
Students wishing to be considered for the upcoming camp can find application information at:http://www.fema.gov/region-x/community-preparedness. Applications will be accepted by March 15, 2019.
For those selected to participate, FEMA will fund youth participants’ travel costs. It is critical that participants do not make any travel reservations on their own, for FEMA staff will assist with the pre-departure travel voucher process and ensure all required documentation is collected and submitted. Parents/guardians will need to submit a signed waiver allowing their child to travel un-chaperoned. The waiver complies with camp guidelines, keeping safety the focal point of the entire experience. Lodging and meals are included in the camp. Transportation to/from the SeaTac airport to/from the camp will be provided by FEMA staff.