Oklahoma Youth Preparedness Camp set for July 12-17 at NSU

BY STAFF REPORTS
02/24/2020 10:00 AM
TAHLEQUAH – The Oklahoma Youth Preparedness Council will host the Oklahoma Youth Preparedness Camp on July 12-17, 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 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 the camp again this year.

“After a successful first camp, I am thrilled to have another opportunity hosting the OK Youth Preparedness Camp this summer,” she said. “Not only is this a great addition to our campus community, but to the state of Oklahoma. Being a part of preparing the next generation is something that I am truly proud of.”

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 1.

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.

For information, call David Grizzle, Norman Emergency Management coordinator, at 405-245-9522.

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