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Have you ever wondered about the physical and mental requirements needed for a career in the protective services? Then don’t miss this chance to learn from real-world heroes in our community while exploring your career options. Click the green button below to express your interest in this awesome weeklong adventure.  

CampHERO is for girls entering grades 9-12. Spend a week living and training just like professional firefighters, police officers, and EMTs. Gain a real life vision of what it takes to have a career in the protective services. Every teen who attends will create memories for a lifetime.

Your week will be jam-packed with activities from all three career fields:

• Learn about blood splatter analysis and crime scene processing
• Use the jaws of life to extricate a crash victim
• Learn CPR
• Chase down and handcuff a suspect
• Rappel down the side of a building
• Perform search and rescue
• Get self-defense savvy
• Visit police and fire stations
• And more!

How You’ll Spend your Week

Start off at Milwaukee Area Technical College on their Oak Creek Campus, unload your gear, and start training. At the end of the day you’ll load your gear into a bus with your CampHERO crew and head to your sleeping quarters (buildings) at Trefoil Oaks Program Center in Kenosha. Each day you’ll be bused back and forth to get the best of both worlds – enjoying camp night life at Trefoil Oaks Program Center and developing skills on the training grounds at MATC. Parents will pick you up on Friday at the Oak Creek Campus after a short presentation.

Watch a video to get a taste of CampHERO life!

A Typical Day at CampHERO

  •   6:00 a.m.       Wake up and get ready for the day
  •   8:00 a.m.       Board bus for MATC; Breakfast on bus
  •   9:00 a.m.       Morning activities and sessions
  •   12:00 p.m.     Lunch
  •   1:00 p.m.       Afternoon activities and sessions
  •   5:00 p.m.       Bus to Trefoil Oaks for the night
  •   6:30 p.m.       Dinner
  •   7:30 p.m.       Settle in at camp/showers/me time
  •   10:00 p.m.     Lights out

While on site at MATC girls will be learning from MATC faculty and professionals from fire, police, and EMS, all who have completed background checks.


Firefighters, police officers, and paramedics - want to get involved? To help girls explore their protective services interests and skills through hands-on activities taught by real professionals just like you, contact us.

Can she bring a cellphone? What if there’s bad weather? Do you accommodate special needs?  Read our Parent Info