2009 Summer Camp Catalog and Registration
Southwest Florida Chapter of the American Red Cross
June 1, 2009 – August 21, 2009
American Red Cross 2009 summer camps are here! Camp is a wonderful opportunity for
youth to come together, network, make friends, and learn life skills in an environment that is
fun and safe.
This year, we have even more camps from which to choose. Do you want to become a
certified babysitter? Would you like to learn how to help in a shelter during a disaster? Are
you interested in leadership skills and tools and information to help you make good decisions,
be a good role model, and become a peer counselor? Maybe you would like to become a
lifeguard or first responder?
While learning valuable lessons, there will be movies, games, activities, and lots of fun in
Don’t worry about being bored this summer. We have ten packed weeks of camps. Make
new friends and share this packet with your friends from school so they can come, too! All
camps have a maximum capacity, so don’t wait! Register now!
We look forward to seeing you this summer!
Summer Camp Open House
Sunday, May 3, 2009
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Bring your parents and friends and visit the Red Cross on May 3rd to get more
information, see our facility, and learn what we are all about.
RSVP to 941-379-9300 x242 or email@example.com.
Camp Descriptions Page
Act SMART Camp 4
Babysitter’s Training Camp 5
First Responder Training Camp 6
GuardStart: Junior Lifeguard Training Camp 7
Ready, Set, Go Disaster Preparedness Camp 8
Camp Schedule 9
Useful Information 10
Registration Forms 11
Registration Information 12
Permission Form 13
Emergency Contact Information 14
Act SMART Camp is an excellent opportunity for youth to learn leadership skills, peer counseling
skills, tools and resources to combat peer pressure and make good decisions, and then uncover and
develop their own leadership style. Topics will include tough issues like HIV/AIDS, disease
transmission, alcohol and drug use, sexual activity, self respect, and other current events that youth
must often confront.
Students will learn –
Who is a leader?
What is leadership?
Building self esteem
Building social skills through group activities
Building critical thinking and decision making skills
Becoming a follower
Giving and receiving information
There will be games, fun activities, and wonderful lessons learned as campers learn about
themselves and each other.
Parents who register their son/daughter for this camp will receive a detailed outline of lessons that
contain sensitive subjects and a permission form that will need to be signed and returned.
• Act SMART materials
• Red Cross pin
• Red Cross t-shirt
Babysitter’s Boot Camp: fun and fast-paced with hands-on activities, exciting video, role-plays and
lively discussions. You’ll learn to be the best babysitter on the block. Plus, you’ll gain the confidence
to make smart decisions and stay safe in any babysitting situation.
You’ll learn how to:
• Supervise children and infants
• Perform basic child-care skills such as diapering and feeding
• Choose safe, age-appropriate games and toys
• Handle bedtime and discipline issues
• Identify safety hazards and prevent injuries
• Care for common injuries and emergencies such as choking,
burns, cuts and bee stings
• Communicate effectively with parents
• Find and interview for babysitting jobs
In addition, you will also learn:
• Adult, child, and infant CPR
• General water safety
• Other games and activities related to childcare and safety
Cool Take-Home Training Materials Help You Get
the Job Done Right
At your Babysitting Boot Camp, you’ll receive excellent materials to help you
be prepared and professional, including:
• Babysitter’s Training Handbook— full-color handbook filled with great
information and resources to use in class and on the job.
• Babysitter’s Training Emergency Reference Guide—this easy-to-
carry, compact booklet provides step-by-step instructions to handle
• Babysitter’s Training CD-ROM—provides tools to run your babysitting
business, including a babysitting organizer, a printable activity booklet
with games, crafts, songs and recipes, a resume template and more.
• First Aid and CPR Materials
• Babysitter’s Portfolio to safely store many of your materials and
• And much more!!
Prerequisites: Participants should be between the ages of 11 and 14. There are no other
• Babysitting materials and certificate
• First aid and CPR materials and certificates
• Babysitter’s t-shirt
Considering becoming a lifeguard for the Sarasota County Beach Patrol? Do you want to someday
be an EMT, a paramedic, or a firefighter? Do you simply want to know what to do if faced with a
medical emergency? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you want to come to First
At the end of camp, you will be able to:
Explain how the EMS system works and how often the first responder's role in the EMS system
differ from a citizen responder's role;
Describe steps to assure the well being of the first responder;
Identify guidelines to follow to ensure the personal safety of the first responder and the safety of
others at an emergency scene;
Explain what happens in the body if one or more body systems fail;
Identify ways in which diseases are transmitted and describe body substance isolation techniques
to prevent disease transmission;
Describe when to move a victim in an emergency and the appropriate methods for doing so;
Explain and demonstrate how to assess a victim's condition;
Recognize breathing emergencies, such as airway obstruction, and provide proper care for them;
Identify breathing devices and demonstrate how to use them;
Recognize the signs and symptoms of a possible heart attack, and describe how to care for
someone who is experiencing persistent chest pain and/or other signs and symptoms of heart
Recognize the signs of cardiac arrest, and demonstrate how to provide cardiopulmonary
Identify the major risk factors for cardiovascular disease and injury, and describe how to control
Recognize life-threatening bleeding and demonstrate how to control it;
Recognize the signs and symptoms of shock (hypoperfusion), and describe how to minimize its
Recognize the signs and symptoms of various soft tissue and musculoskeletal injuries, and
demonstrate how to care for them;
Recognize the signs and symptoms of medical and behavioral emergencies, including altered
mental status, seizures, poisoning, heat and cold emergencies, and stroke and describe both
general and specific care for medical and behavioral emergencies;
Describe common types of medical and trauma emergencies in infants and children and how to
care for them; and
Explain the role of the first responder in EMS operations.
Prerequisites: Participants should be between the ages of 11-16.
• Emergency Response Textbook
• CPR for the Professional Rescuer Text
• Resuscitation Mask (breathing barrier)
American Red Cross GuardStart: Lifeguarding Tomorrow is a program designed as a
bridge for youth who know how to swim and who are not yet old enough to participate in a
lifeguarding course. This program builds a foundation of knowledge, attitudes, and skills for
future lifeguards and consists of five categories:
Prevention: Learn about the causes and ways to prevent drownings and diving
accidents; learn how to supervise others around the water, and learn how to recognize
when someone is in trouble.
Fitness: Improve swimming stroke mechanics, endurance, strength, and physical
fitness level for the skills necessary to become a lifeguard.
Response: Demonstrate, with prompting, how to perform self-rescue, how to assist
others in trouble in the water, and how to provide basic-level first aid and CPR.
Leadership: Learn about leadership characteristics and skills necessary to become a
lifeguard, including how to communicate effectively, make informed decisions, be an
effective leader, be part of a team, and provide good customer service.
Professionalism: Learn how to search and apply for a job and prepare for an
interview, and understand the importance of providing quality community service.
The GuardStart program will introduce –
• The skills needed for entry in to the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course
• Communication and decision making skills
• The basic responsibilities of a lifeguard
*The GuardStart Program does not “certify” participants as lifeguards. This program is
intended for students who are not yet old enough to become a lifeguard, yet want to begin
preparing now and are interested in fitness and learning leadership skills.
Prerequisites: The GuardStart program is designed for youth 11 years old (who have
completed 5th grade) through 14 years old. Before entering the program, participants must
demonstrate the following skills –
Swim the front crawl for 25 yards continuously while breathing to the front or side
Tread water for 1 minute using arms and legs
Submerge and swim a distance of 10 feet underwater
Cost: $350 for two-week camp
• GuardStart materials and certificate
• First Aid/CPR materials and certificates
• Junior lifeguard t-shirt
• Junior lifeguard towel
• Lifeguard whistle
• Optional Presidential Health Fitness Award
Get involved with the American Red Cross at an early age. Ready, Set, Go Camp is for community-
minded youth between the ages of 12-16 who have an interest in disaster and lifesaving skills.
This camp includes preparedness lessons, drills, and field trips and will cover the following topics:
Mass care feeding
Basic water rescue
Fire extinguisher demonstration
Emergency Operations/9-1-1 Center field trip
Cost: $25 for one-week camp
• Disaster education materials
• First Aid/CPR materials and certificates
• Basic water rescue certificate
2009 Camp Schedule (All camps are co-ed)
Camp Dates Duration Ages Cost Location
Jun 1-5 and
Jun 8-12 2 weeks *11-14 $350 Arlington Aquatic Center
Babysitter’s Boot Camp Jun 15-19 1 week 11-14 $200 Red Cross, Sarasota
First Responder Jun 22-26 1 week 12-16 $350 Red Cross, Sarasota
Act SMART Jun 29-Jul 2 4 days *11-16 $150 Red Cross, Sarasota
Babysitting Boot Camp Jul 6-10 1 week 11-14 $200 Red Cross, Sarasota
First Responder Jul 13-17 1 week 12-16 $200 Red Cross, Sarasota
Babysitter’s Boot Camp Jul 20-24 1 week 11-14 $200 Red Cross, Sarasota
Act SMART Jul 27-31 1 week *11-16 $150 Red Cross, Sarasota
Ready, Set, Go Aug 3-7 1 week 12-16 $25 Red Cross, Sarasota
Aug 10-14 and
GuardStart Aug 17-21 2 weeks *11-14 $350 Arlington Aquatic Center
Babysitter’s Boot Camp Aug 17-21 1 week 11-14 $200 Red Cross, Sarasota
Camps begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m.
Ages with an asterisk (*) refer to the minimum age of 11. In addition to being at least 11, for
these camps, students must have completed 5th grade.
All campers should bring a brown bag lunch with them (including a drink) for each weekday,
except Friday. On Friday’s, pizza, Taco Bell, or McDonald’s will be served. Campers not
wanting to participate in the Friday meal are welcome to bring their own lunch on that day as
Before and after camp care is available from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. for an
additional charge of $40/week. Before and after camp care is staffed by youth counselors.
Snacks will be served. All children must be picked up by 5:00.
A deposit of 50% is required to register for each camp. The balance of the payment will need to be
made at least one week prior to the start of camp.
Deposits: Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable (no exceptions).
Partial Refunds (total fees paid-to-date less the deposit) are available until May 15, 2009. If the
registration fees were paid in full at the time of registration and there was no “deposit,” the refund will
be 50% of the camp’s total fees. After May 15th, refunds are only given due to illness/accident with
written statement from the camper's physician. If a refund is granted, it will be equal to 50% of the
camp’s total registration fee.
No Refunds Given: For campers who begin camp and leave prior to the end of camp session,
including sick campers, or for campers asked to leave camp due to discipline problems.
A snack will be served during before and after camp care. Light snacks will also be available during
the day. Campers should bring a brown bag lunch and beverage. Refrigeration is available at the
Red Cross and at Arlington Aquatic Center. On Friday’s, lunch will be provided to campers and will
either be pizza, Taco Bell, or McDonald’s. Campers who do not want to participate in Friday’s lunch
may bring their own lunch.
Students are welcome to bring cell phones with them to camp, as we realize that should an
emergency arise, communication with your child is important. However, campers will be asked to
silence their phones and refrain from texting and talking, except on breaks or in the event of an
Registration will be done on a first come, first served basis. All sessions have a
maximum allowable attendance.
To register, the total fees due can be paid in full, or a deposit of 50% of the total fees
can be paid. The balance must be received at least one week prior to the start of the
camp for which you are registering.
When registering your child, include the signed permission form from the end of the
Refunds: Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable (no exceptions).
Partial Refunds (total fees paid-to-date less the deposit) are available until May 15,
2009. If the registration fees were paid in full at the time of registration and there was
no “deposit,” the refund will be 50% of the camp’s total fees. After May 15th, refunds
are only given due to illness/accident with written statement from the camper's
physician. If a refund is granted, it will be equal to 50% of the camp’s total registration
No Refunds will be issued for campers who begin camp and leave prior to the end of
camp session, including sick campers, or for campers asked to leave camp due to
Mark the camp(s) for which you will be attending.
Act SMART Camp - $150/wk June 29 – July 2, 2009
Act SMART Camp - $150/wk July 27 – July 31, 2009
Babysitter’s Boot Camp - $200/wk June 15 – June 19, 2009
Babysitter’s Boot Camp - $200/wk July 6 – July 10, 2009
Babysitter’s Boot Camp - $200/wk July 20 – July 24, 2009
First Responder Training Camp - $200/wk June 22 – June 26, 2009
First Responder Training Camp - $200/wk July 13 – July 17, 2009
GuardStart: Junior Lifeguarding Camp - $350/2 weeks June 1-5 and June 8-12, 2009
GuardStart: Junior Lifeguarding Camp - $350/2 weeks Aug 10-14 and Aug 17-21, 2009
Ready, Set, Go Camp - $25/wk Aug 3 – Aug 7, 2009
Before and After Camp Care - $40/week for the camp in which
you are participating
T-shirt size (adult sizes): Small Medium Large X-large
Choose from Several Easy Ways to Register:
Phone 941-379-9300 x242 and register with a Customer Relations representative. Business hours are Monday
through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., excluding major holidays. You will need to mail or fax the permission form
prior to the start of camp and for your registration to be completed.
Fax the registration and permission forms below to 941-379-0878.
Mail your registration and permission forms below (with payment) to: American Red Cross Southwest Florida
Chapter, 2001 Cantu Court, Sarasota, Florida 34232.
A receipt and course confirmation will be emailed to you if you include your email address with this form. Make
check or money order payable to the American Red Cross.
In-Person by bringing your registration and permission forms with payment to the Red Cross office at 2001
Cantu Court, Sarasota, Florida 34232.
Camp Cost: $
Before and After Camp Care, $40/wk: Yes No
Last Name First Name M.I.
City State ZIP
Day Phone Cell Phone Evening Phone
Method of Payment: Check Money Order MasterCard Visa Discover
Credit Card Number Security Code (back of card)
Billing Address (if different than student information)
Cardholder’s Name Expiration Date: Month/Year
Total Enclosed: $_____________
AMERICAN RED CROSS PARENTAL/GUARDIAN CONSENT
______________________________, my minor child, wishes to participate in the American Red
Cross Summer Camp to be held at the Red Cross in Sarasota, Florida (or for aquatic courses, the
location is Arlington Aquatic Center in Sarasota, FL) during the summer months of 2009 (“Activity”).
As the minor’s parent/guardian, I hereby consent to his/her participation in the Activity.
I am aware that participation in the Activity is potentially hazardous and entails a risk of physical
injury. I understand and agree that my child is electing to participate at his/her own risk. I am not
aware of any physical or medical condition that would interfere with my/my child’s ability to participate.
IN CONSIDERATION OF MY CHILD BEING PERMITTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ACTIVITY, I HEREBY
RELEASE AND DISCHARGE THE AMERICAN NATIONAL RED CROSS, SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CHAPTER,
AND ALL OF THEIR EMPLOYEES, VOLUNTEERS, OFFICERS, AND AGENTS (“RELEASEES”) FROM ANY
AND ALL CLAIMS FOR PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, OR PROPERTY DAMAGE ARISING FROM OR IN ANY
WAY CONNECTED WITH MY CHILD’S PARTICIPATION IN THE ACTIVITY, EXCEPT WHERE THE SAME IS
CAUSED BY THE WILLFUL MISCONDUCT OR GROSS NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES.
For parents/guardians of minor participants only: As the minor’s parent/guardian, I hereby consent to
his/her participation in the Activity. I am not aware of any physical or medical condition that would
interfere with my child’s ability to participate in the activity. If my child is injured or becomes ill and
neither I nor the other parent/guardian can be reached at the numbers below, I give the American Red
Cross permission to seek medical attention for my child.
The following person(s) is AUTHORIZED to pick up my child from camp:
The following person(s) is FORBIDDEN to pick my child up from camp:
BY SIGNING THIS WAIVER, I AFFIRM THAT I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND IT AND AGREE WITH ITS
Signature of Parent/Guardian Date
Printed Name of Parent/Guardian
I understand that my child may be photographed during the course of the Activity. I grant full and unlimited
permission to the American Red Cross, Southwest Florida Chapter, and their agents and affiliates to use the
minor’s name, photographs or any other record of participation in this Activity in any broadcast, telecast or other
account of the Activity for publicity purposes, without compensation, by placing my initials here.
Name of camper:
Date of birth:
Please indicate how we can reach you in an emergency:
Parent/Guardian 1: Parent/Guardian 2:
Physician’s Name: Phone:
Insurance Carrier: Insurance Phone:
Insurance ID #:
Other important health/medical information or concerns:
Signature of parent/guardian Date
Printed name of parent/guardian