Youth Programs

Explorers

Being an explorer is like being in an EMS club. We organize blood drives, teach first aid, and go to community events to provide first aid. We are active on the UAC bike team and we also do things such as toy drives around Christmas and community service projects like being part of the YMCA healthy kids day. Our post has allowed a number of youths to proceed forward with a career in EMS or medicine; we have past explorers who are currently in nursing school and med school. Our meetings entail a small portion for planning future events and activities then we do a training event based off of the wants of the explorers. We try our best to reinforce skills you already have while teaching new skills at the same time, all while presenting you with true to life scenarios to allow you to practice skills under real world conditions. Our post is run by the Explorers and most decisions are done by vote. You have explorer officers that are elected to represent the post and perform some of the necessary tasks that keep the post running. The adult advisors are just that. They offer advice and guidance but very rarely direct (outside of training of course). They offer ideas and allow the post to choose if they want to do them or not. Our unit fundraises to make sure we have plenty of money to do all the great things we want to do. We also use the funds to help members afford training.

Our meetings are held every other Tuesday at Station 87 at 7 PM.

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Adventurers

The Adventurers is a program set up by the Explorer Post. It is intended for kids in 3rd to 6th grade that have an interest in learning CPR and basic first aid skills. Adventurers meets on the second Saturday of each month at Uwchlan Ambulance Corps, from 1-3PM unless otherwise specified. There is a $30 yearly registration fee for supplies. If you are interested in joining, please email uacexplorerpost87@gmail.com

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Pre-Junior Medic Camp

This camp is ideal for both boys and girls ages 7-10. The camp is designed to introduce basic first aid, CPR, and Pet First Aid. Campers will also have the opportunity to participate in traditional day camp activities such as arts & crafts, outdoor games, and team building projects. This camp runs from 8 AM until 12 PM Monday through Friday.

Dates:  June 25 – June 29, 2018

Cost: $150

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Junior Medic Camp

This camp is best for girls and boys in fifth grade and older. The campers will be introduced to different types of emergency responders such as the Firefighters, Law Enforcement, and/or Aeromedical responders. The campers will also have the opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities, games, and arts & crafts. Upon successful completion of the skills for CPR / AED and standard first aid, the campers will be eligible for certifications.

Camp will meet from 9-4 Monday through Friday.  Campers should pack a lunch and snacks each day.

Dates:  July 9 – July 13, 2018

Cost: $200

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Advanced Junior Medic Camp

This camp is designed for teenagers in middle school and high school. The program is based on the American Safety and Health Institute’s (ASHI) Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) Course and the ASHI Wilderness First Aid Course. If campers successfully meet the established criteria, they will receive certification as an ASHI EMR with Wilderness First Aid as well as Professional Level CPR. The camp program also includes three field trips that relates to emergency medical services.

Camp meets from 9:00am to 4:00pm Monday – Friday. *Camp does not meet over the weekend.* Campers should pack a lunch, water, and snacks each day.

Dates:  July 23 – August 10, 2018

Cost: $725

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Child and Babysitting Safety

This course is designed for young people (11 to 15 years old) who are interested in providing babysitting services. This training program will focus on supervising, entertaining, caring for and keeping children and infants safe in babysitting settings.

The program provides fundamental information on the business of babysitting, proper supervision, basic care giving skills and responding properly to ill or injured children or infants. Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive certification in American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) CABS ( Child & Babysitting Safety). Lunch will be provided!

Registration fee includes lunch, a take along babysitting fun kit, all course materials, and certification cards.

Dates

Sunday, February 4th, 2018, 9am-4pm
Location: Uwchlan Ambulance Corps

Cost: $75

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