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Hampton Fire & Rescue hosts Camp Prospect for at-risk teen boys

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Posted at 11:10 AM, Jul 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-14 11:10:49-04

Hampton, Va.- Hampton Fire and Rescue has designed a teen boys’ summer camp, Camp Prospect, to address some of the needs of at-risk male youths in the City of Hampton.  The camp is co-sponsored with Hampton Volunteer Fire Companies and combines mentoring with week long activities from July 19-25.

Teens between the ages of 14 and 18 will participate in the mentoring portion of the program with up to 10 teens able to participate in the week-long camp portion. During the week-long camp, participants will have the opportunity to experience the day to day activities of firefighters.

Participants will primarily be selected through the Hampton Performance Learning Center. The PLC is a unique non-traditional learning environment for high school students who have not been successful in a traditional school setting.

Other teens participating in the program must meet the same criteria as the PLC participants. They must be non-violent teen males who are less likely to transition successfully into adulthood and achieve economic self-sufficiency or those who require temporary intervention in order to succeed.

Students participating in Camp Prospect are provided with tools to aide in their future success. Activities are not limited to the fire services department but will also include team building and individual achievement exercises. Participants will also be exposed to local business operations through day trips to area businesses. Both the mentoring and week-long camp portions of the program will utilize city resources and volunteers.

For more information about the program, contact Lieutenant Cameron G. Dailey Jr. at 757-639-8373.

-Danielle Ruble