Junior Summer Camp
Are you aged 14 – 17 and interested in learning lifesaving skills? Do you want to know what it is like working in search and rescue or as an emergency responder? Join Atlantic Pacific’s Junior Summer Camp at UWC Atlantic and learn about these topics from experts in various medical and responder fields, all while having a great time staying on the stunning grounds of St Donat’s Castle in Wales.
This 5-day, 6-night residential course will provide you with a core set of lifesaving skills and a once-in-a-lifetime learning experience set in the beautiful grounds of UWC Atlantic. Every day you will be in the water or outside learning new practical skills and fun activities and you will build skills in first aid, search and rescue, boat handling and more.
- Dates: 11th-17th August 2024
- Fee: £1,100 including all lodging and course expenses
- Scholarships: Limited availability, apply by 4th March 2024
- Ages: 14-17 year olds
- Spaces are allocated on a first come first served basis
This 5-day, 6-night residential course will not only provide you with a core set of lifesaving skills but also a once-in-a-lifetime learning experience set in the beautiful grounds of UWC Atlantic. Every day we will be in the water or outside learning new practical skills around:
- search and rescue
- first aid
- psychological first aid
- emergency communication and VHF radio
- environmental and weather factors in rescue
- maintaining equipment and boats and
- many more fun activities.
You will also experience simulated rescue scenarios, both on land and in water, putting your knowledge to the test. All equipment, including wetsuits, buoyancy aids, helmets etc… are provided.
We want to encourage those who are passionate about lifesaving and further study or a career in the sector. The course is intense and runs from 9am – 5pm daily. You should be prepared for a full-on 5 days of learning, but most importantly meeting like-minded people and working together to help others in their time of need.
Students are accommodated in one of the large dorm-style houses at UWC Atlantic. There are two floors, where we divide girls and boys. There is one communal shower area per floor with cubicles for showering and toilets. Up to 4 students are sleeping in one room. Accommodation, which includes all bedding is included in the price.
Atlantic Pacific is an international humanitarian organisation run by our team of trusted experts on a mission to combat global drowning. Attending one of our camps demonstrates a well-rounded, adventurous and open-minded approach to learning.
Topics covered include:
- Boats: Launching and Landing, boat handling, boat maintenance, boat engines*
- Search & Rescue skills: ropes and knots, VHF radio
- Maritime Skills: Tides & Weather, ropes & knots
- First Aid: Basic introduction to first aid and the AP Casualty Care cards
- Psychological first aid: Maintaining your own and others’ mental health in crises
A typical day
The course runs from 9am – 5pm every day with 4 x 90-minute sessions per day. Students will be allocated a group, which they will participate in for all 4 sessions per day. Students will be free in the evenings to join in with some activities arranged by Atlantic Pacific, or relax in their accommodation. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all included in the price.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, please visit the Atlantic Pacific website here and add the course to your basket. You must complete the details required to register to attend the course.
The course will be held at UWC Atlantic, from Monday 12th – Friday 16th August 2024. Students will be expected to arrive on Sunday 11th August between 3pm – 5pm and depart on the morning of Saturday 17th August.
This course is designed for 14 – 17-year-olds who are thinking about starting a career in lifesaving or emergency response. You must be either 14, 15, 16 or 17 years old for the duration of the course. We require you to provide proof of age for this course with a passport or ID card.
The course costs £1100 which includes accommodation and food for the 6 nights, the 5 days of training, and all equipment.
A limited number of 50% and 80% discounted scholarships are available. Please select which scholarship you would like when completing the application form. Please note, the scholarship places are competitive, so it is recommended you only apply for a scholarship if you cannot financially afford the course fee. Application deadline for scholarships is Monday 4th March 2024.
Ability After the Course
You will have built skills in first aid, search and rescue, boat handling, psychological first aid, VHF radio, weather and rides, ropes and knots as well as team building and communication.
COURSE MATERIALS PROVIDED
All learning and safety equipment is provided. Further information on what to bring with you is provided in advance of the course.
The course covers how to give lifesaving treatment to people who are injured. Graphic images of injuries are shown on this course and traumatic or difficult situations are discussed. Participants should be prepared to cover these subjects.
*The course timetable is amended subject to the weather and the conditions of the sea.
If you would like to discuss with Atlantic Pacific any queries or further course details, you can reach out to them at email@example.com. More information can also be found on their website.
Introduction to Medicine is held at
St Donat’s Castle
Llantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan
Summer Junior Camp is owned and delivered by Atlantic Pacific International Rescue Limited, a registered charity in England and WalesNo 1185605.