Camp Prospect, Hampton Fire & Rescue’s camp for young men, is designed to help provide opportunities to help young men transition into adulthood and achieve economic self-sufficiency.
With exposure to firefighting careers, they will also learn how this career path can lead to economic self-sufficiency. Our goal is to make young men aware of local opportunities and how positive choices can bring desired outcomes and a brighter future. The camp uses a two-pronged program approach: mentoring and a weeklong camp in the summer.
Up to 20 teens (ages 14-19) will be able to participate in the weeklong camp, have an opportunity to experience the day-to-day activities of firefighters, and explore the world of firefighting from the inside. Daily activities for everyone will run from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. However, there are only 12 slots available to stay overnight for the duration of the camp.
Allowing students to take part in Camp Prospect provides them with another tool that will help them craft their own successes. Activities are not limited to the fire service; participants will share in team-building and individual achievement exercises. They will also be exposed to local businesses and other city operations through day trips. Both prongs of the program will use city resources and volunteers. The camp is co-sponsored by Hampton Division of Fire and Rescue, Hampton Volunteer Fire Companies and Hampton’s Youth and Young Adult Opportunities office. There are no fees associated with the camp, but the expectation is that students will participate for the full week. Camp Prospect Application.
For additional information on the camp, please email Synethia White at Youth and Young Adult Opportunities or call 757-727-2730.