The end is just the beginning.
There’s so much to learn about disasters and leadership, we couldn’t fit it all in one week! We’ve designed 10 more activities- one each month- to provide you more certifications and development. In short- The Aftermath is more activities, more growth, and MORE FUN! Best of all- these activities are FREE to those who attended the summer camp.
Join, Earn, Win!
The Aftermath is also a long term game! You’ll earn points by attending and participating in activities.
- Complete a survey? POINTS!
- Bring a friend to an Aftermath event? POINTS!
- Get your family ready for a disaster? MORE POINTS!
The more points you earn, the more you can win- including gift certificates, internship interviews, and even a college stipend. You can track your points below on the Leaderboard.
Fun & engaging activities are scheduled each month. See the schedule below!
Mentoring & Volunteer
We’ll be pairing up Aftermath participants with a mentor so they can learn about a specific field or career track. You’ll also have the opportunity to serve your community through volunteering with the Office of Emergency Management! We have 24 hours of community service scheduled, as well as long term opportunities as well.
|Psychological First Aid (info)||First Aid helps people who have cuts and scrapes- Psychological First Aid helps those who are suffer distress and anxiety after a crisis event! Learn how to provide supportive and practical help to those affected by extremely stressful events! Register HERE.||Friday, 8/11, 11am-3pm|
|9/11 Day of Service (info)||Volunteer side-by-side with OEM staff as part of the 9/11 Day of Service, an annual tribute to the 9/11 victims, survivors, and those who rose up in service in response to the attacks. Register HERE.||Saturday, 9/9, 10am-6pm|
|Escape Room Challenge! (info)||Refine your critical thinking skills, teamwork, and creativity by joining us for a day at the Alexandria Escape Room! Register HERE.||Monday, 10/9, 11am-3pm|
|HERricane Hackers: Data & Disasters (info)||Data is changing our world. We’ll explore how we can save lives, make decisions, and understand our world using data!. Register HERE.||Friday, 11/10, 11am-3pm|
|Cookies and Crafts (info)||Paracord Bracelets are the friendship bracelets of Emergency Preparedness. We’ll also make Emergency Scented Candles and Dog Toys. Join us for a night of crafting, conversation, and a chance to reconnect with HERricane Arlington staff. Register HERE.||Thursday, 12/7, 7pm-9pm|
|Heroic Improv (info)||Improv skills can help you develop your ability to respond to unexpected problems (like emergencies!) Come build you confidence and problem solving skills while learning how to react to all sorts of surprises. Laughs guaranteed! REGISTER HERE.||Saturday, 1/27, 10am-2pm|
|Answering the Call: 9-1-1 Operations and Job Interviews||You practiced calling 9-1-1 while you were at camp- now it’s time to see what happens on the other end of the line! Tour our Emergency Communications Center and sit along with dispatchers to get the real experience. We’ll also practice basic interview skills to build your professionalism!||Monday, 2/19|
|Pet Preparedness at AWLA (info)||We’re partnering with the Animal Welfare League of Arlington to bring you a session of yoga…with kittens! Learn more stress management techniques, as well as how to prepare your pet for emergencies.||TBA – March|
|Dress to Impress: Style and Shop for Your Interview!||Join us for a day of professional style and shopping! We’ll provide tips and tricks on how to “dress to impress,” as well as a small stipend to help you select an outfit appropriate for an internship, an interview, or a summer job.||TBA – April|
|Launch Party: HERricane Arlington II||As alumni of HERricane Arlington, you’ll get to help us design and launch the second summer camp! We’ll refine ideas, get supplies together, and talk about how to make the program even better the second time around!||TBA – May|