Camp EMS is a week-long experience for teens ages 14-17 who are interested in exploring career options in emergency medical services and the healthcare field.
The camp, which is held on the campus of Allegheny College in Meadville, is a unique experience that gives campers the opportunity to interact with some of the region’s top EMS and healthcare experts and gain hands-on experience with:
- Patient assessments
- Rescue techniques
- Helicopter, SWAT Team and K-9 Rescue Team demonstrations
- Treatment of real-life medical traumas using the patient simulator
In addition to receiving a first-hand look into the world of pre-hospital medicine, campers also earn their American Heart Association CPR certification upon successful completion and graduation from the six day, five night Camp EMS.
The CPR Certification is valid for two years, which is often one of the first steps in a series of classes and certifications needed to enter the pre-hospital profession.
Each year up to four Camp EMS participants are awarded the Kyle M. Swain Memorial Scholarship to attend an EMT class tuition free.
After camp, participants are encouraged to schedule ride along time on one of EmergyCare's ambulances to get a first-hand view of a day in the life of our EMTs and Paramedics.