Camp GLOW is a Fire Camp for women age 17 years and older. It is an amazing opportunity to learn about the fire service and to have fun. Women will develop the confidence and leadership skills to pursue their dreams or to explore a possible career change. Teamwork, problem solving, physical exercise and firefighter training is the intent of the camp. Women will leave the camp knowing they can do absolutely anything.
Camp Glow will empower and build confidence in women through personal experiences in team-building and physical ability, to increase self-sufficiency, not only as women but also as potential future firefighters. The weeklong fire camp will be strenuous, demanding and exciting series of activities; many of them modeled on what real firefighters go through during training. Girls will have a chance to use real firefighting equipment under the supervision of active female firefighters. Exercises, classes and activities include introduction to the firefighter's personal protective equipment, use of tools and ladders, search and rescue, and live fire training.
Other than transportation to and from the site, Camp Glow will be held at no cost to the participants.
Camp Glow is a strenuous practical camp, which involves many physical exercises. For this reason the Marine Institute requires participants to obtain medical clearance before the camp.
Medicals can only be conducted by one of the approved physicians listed on the Marine Institute list of approved physicians. The following is a list of OSSC designated physicians: MI Designated Physicians List.
Camp Glow involves practical exercises. Although protective clothing for firefighting exercises is provided by the OSSC, camp participants should wear clothing that is appropriate for practical work and weather appropriate.
Girls are also required to bring athletic shoes for running and aerobic activity, and a water bottle.
* Girls will have daily access to shower facilities.
Participants are required to provide their own lunch and snacks for the first 4 days of the camp. A full cafeteria service is available at the OSSC every day of the camp.
SERT does not offer cafeteria services. Vending machines and a microwave oven are available.
The camp(s) will take place in two locations: the OSSC fire field campus, Foxtrap, and at the SERT Centre, Stephenville. Both of these facilities are part of the Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland. These are non-residential camps and participants will be responsible for their own accommodations.
Refer to the map (left) for details on how to get to our Foxtrap campus.
Refer to the map (left) for details on how to get to our Stephenville campus.
For participants enroled at the Foxtrap site, a daily bus service will be provided, free of charge. Eligible participants will be picked up at the Marine Institute main campus, Ridge Road, 8:30 a.m. daily, and taken to the Foxtrap site.
The bus will depart Foxtrap 5:00 p.m. daily, to return to the Institute.
*Participants will have to secure their own transportation to the Marine Institute, Ridge Road campus daily.
Participants enroled at the Stephenville site will be required to secure their own transportation to and from the SERT Centre, located at the Stephenville airport.
This will be a non-residential camp. Out of town participants are required to provide their own accommodations during the week of the camp.