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New Fire Fit Fire Smart Bootcamp Aims to Empower Middle and High School Girls

For Immediate Release: Monday, December 27, 2021

Montgomery County Recreation in collaboration with the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service and The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program with the University of Maryland Extension is introducing a new empowerment boot camp for middle and high school girls called Fire Fit Fire Smart Bootcamp.

The free, six-week program will take place at the Wheaton Community Recreation Center located at 11701 Georgia Ave. from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday evenings beginning Monday, Jan. 10.

Girls ages 11 to 16 are invited to break down barriers in a fun, safe, interactive, and physically demanding environment. The program introduces challenges to encourage girls to push themselves while being supported by a team.

Participants will develop healthy fitness and nutrition plans and take part in activities that develop strength, build confidence, and improve leadership skills, while increasing knowledge of fire safety and careers in fire service. Fire Fit Fire Smart will outline the path for a career in fire service.  

“This program is ideal for any young woman who wants to get healthier and learn more about a career in fire service,” said Recreation Department Director Robin Riley. “The program helps girls set and reach fitness challenges and learn more about how to become healthy through increased physical activity and good nutritional choices.”

To register for the program, visit ActiveMontgomery. 

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Release ID: 21-1021
Media Contact: Judy Stiles 240-328-4049
Categories: Recreation