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Young people aged 16–19 can apply to join a Youth in Emergency Services (YES) camp

The camp is happening from Monday 2–Friday 6 October at Glentui Meadows near Oxford and is a combined initiative by the Waimakariri, Hurunui and Selwyn District Councils.

Emergency services including Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ), Red Cross, NZ Police, Coastguard, St John and New Zealand Land Search and Rescue will attend the camp. Camp participants will have the chance to find out more about their work, learn new skills through hands on activities, and meet new friends.

Following the camp, participants will spend three months volunteering for a few hours per week with the emergency service of their choice. Applications for the camp close on 20 August – see for more information. Selwyn is looking for 10 enthusiastic participants to join the camp.

“Last year’s camp was great, I got to know everyone there, they became like a second family,” says Abi Smith of Lincoln. “I enjoyed taking part in the overnight camp and learnt about a lot of different things such as first aid and all the different emergency services and what they do.”

Last Changed: 12 Jul 2017


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