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Camp Courage encourages young women and gender-diverse teens to explore careers as a first responder

A new partnership between Saint John Fire, Saint John Police and Ambulance NB is bringing an interactive camp to the city, offering young females and gender-diverse teens an opportunity to explore a career in First Response.

For the first time ever, Camp Courage will be hosted in Saint John. The annual camp was established in 2006 and up until this point has only been hosted in Halifax and Calgary. It was created to introduce emergency service careers – such as Paramedic, Police Officer, and Firefighter – to young women and gender-diverse youth aged 15-19. The camp aims to provide information, inspiration, education, and empowerment, leaving youth with the confidence to achieve any goal, career, or dream they desire.   

Camp participants will take part in hands-on exercises and training, coaching on preparing for fitness requirements for these fields and hear from other females that have chosen a profession in emergency services. 

The inaugural New Brunswick Camp Courage will take place over four days from August 28 to 31 in Saint John and is open to anyone living in the province. There are a limited number of spaces available, and applications are being accepted until June 25.

For details on Camp Courage and for more information on how to apply, please visit Please email with any questions.