Recently, first responders from the West Grove Fire Company participated in Camp Cadet activities held at Camp Saginaw in New London Township.
Camp Cadet is a summer camp for boys and girls from Pennsylvania between the ages of twelve to fifteen. The camp is held at various locations throughout the State and staffed by PA State Police Troopers, local police officers and many other volunteers. The goal of Camp Cadet is to introduce participants to the diverse criminal justice system and establish a positive relationship with law enforcement personnel.
WGFC personnel helped instruct the campers in first aid and CPR, and conducted drills to show off fire and rescue equipment, including cutting apart a car to demonstrate rescue scenarios.
Camp Cadet is open to all youth and is structured similar to training at the police academy. All participants who attend camp cadet are addressed as “Cadet” during the week. Cadets are required to participate in all scheduled events. The camp focuses on discipline, self-esteem, teamwork, drug and alcohol education, violence prevention and many other issues facing today’s youth. There is no cost associated to attend Camp Cadet.
For more information, see: http://www.cccampcadet.org/