NSU to hold Oklahoma Youth Preparedness Camp on Tahlequah campus

BY STAFF REPORTS
05/26/2019 12:00 PM
TAHLEQUAH – The Oklahoma Youth Preparedness Council will host its first Oklahoma Youth Preparedness Camp July 14-18 on the Northeastern State University Tahlequah campus.

The free camp is open to students entering ninth through 12th grades.

This camp is geared toward students who are interested in helping their schools and communities be more prepared for emergency situations. Participants will learn basic response skills, teamwork skills and community action planning, all in a stimulating and fun environment. All participants, including adult sponsors, will receive a full 20-hour Community Emergency Response Team training that includes a CERT certificate of completion.

NSU Emergency Manager Andi Smith said she is honored that NSU has been chosen to host.

“Not only will it prepare these young adults with the basic life skills they need, it will also improve the overall safety and preparedness of their homes, schools and communities,” she said. “Preparing these students is the greatest gift we can give them.”

During camp, all participants, including adult sponsors, will stay in residence halls at NSU.

Register at https://goo.gl/FNatHg. Deadline to register is June 15.

The Oklahoma Youth Preparedness Council is seeking sponsors to make the camp available to all students at no cost. They are accepting funding and donations of camp supplies, meeting space and volunteer time. Sponsorship packages are available. To donate online, visit nsugiving.com/okyouthcert.

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