Responding to Emergencies And Disasters with Youth (READY)

READY is an initiative of the Center for School, Youth and Citizen Preparedness, a 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Charitable Organization.
READY Camp
READY Camp is a five-day summer camp that provides training to middle and high school youth, age 13 – 18, escorted by advisors.  READY Camp helps prepare youth to respond in unexpected situations that require immediate action until additional help arrives.
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  1. Preparedness
    READY Camp provides training to middle and high school youth, age 13 – 18, escorted by advisors. READY Camp helps prepare youth to respond in unexpected situations that require immediate action until additional help arrives.
  2. Inspires Action
    READY Camp also inspires youth to take action in creating resilient and positive solutions to real and local needs in their school, neighborhood, and community through volunteer activities and community service learning projects.
  3. Who attends?
    Teams of students and an advisor from each participating school or community youth organization can enroll. Youth are allowed to attend individually, but team involvement is preferred.
  4. Advanced Campers
    Youth that have successfully completed a READY Camp can continue their training by attending as Advanced READY Campers. Advanced READY Campers will assist the READY Camp Counselors in leading activities.
READY Camp 2017
READY Camp 2017 will be held on June 19-23, 2017 in collaboration with UW-Madison Police Department, UW Health /American Family Children’s Hospital Emergency Department, Med Flight and CHETA Critical Care Transport Teams, and Madison Area Technical College.   Registration deadline: June 12, 2017 (if interested in registering after the deadline date, please call or email to see if space is available).

READY Camp Flyer & Registration

Teams of students and an advisor from each participating school or community youth organization can enroll.  Youth are allowed to attend individually, but team involvement is preferred.  Acceptance will be on a first come/first serve basis.  Priority will be given to teams accompanied by an advisor, although individuals may be accepted through an interview process. 
Download Flyer

What is the cost?

READY Camp instructional and material costs are supported by grant funds
and private donations. READY Camp fee is tentatively $250/camper.  If grants and donations are received, this amount will be reduced.  A non-refundable deposit of $50/camper is due ASAP to save a spot at the camp.   The registration fee includes lodging, meals and snacks throughout the week, busing, educational materials and other items provided.  A limited number of need-based scholarships may be available.  Please contact us for more information or submit a letter requesting a scholarship
Download Registration Form