HERricane Florida Camp is giving girls power

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WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - It's one week of summer where young women can discover more of their true potential.

The HERricane Florida Camp Is teaching young women life skills. (WJHG/WECP)

“This is all the stuff you can do, and it’s also to teach young girls that like you can do this, it’s not just a man's world," HERricane Florida Camper Naydene Higgins said.

The HERricane Florida Camp is teaching girls about emergency management, and the strength behind the job titles surrounding.

“We’ve has so many wonderful women come in and talk to these girls about different careers," Walton County Emergency Management's Planner Donna Free said.

Including one familiar face. NewsChannel 7's/Local 18's Gail Levy and many other female leaders in the community had the chance to empower these young women.

“Everyone who comes in here brings so much knowledge and experience and so much experience to the table," one camper said.

“It’s made me realize I want to be as strong as those people," Higgins said.

The activities provided even more learning.

“We taught these girls how to read a map and how to navigate using a compass, they all got CPR certified," Free said.

And so much more. These girls now have lessons to carry with them for a lifetime.

“It teaches you so much about life in general, not only that but you get to learn how to work as a team and to make a lot of friends," Harrison said.

Leaving with some extra confidence, leadership and some disaster skills.

The Walton County Emergency Operations Center will hold the camp again next year.

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