Veterans Memorial Hospital will be hosting the Safety Day Camp for children ages 6 to 14 on Thursday, June 13, at the Allamakee Fairgrounds from 8:15 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The camp is open to all children in the area. It is a true safety camp that instructs many areas of safety that addresses every child’s life.
Chiildren often see the outdoors as an exciting playground—providing endless hours of fun and adventure. But the great outdoors can set the stage for tragedy. That is why this Safety Camp was established by Veterans Memorial Hospital and Allamakee Extension 19 years ago.
Each year, many children are killed or injured due to accidents. This summer, safety day camps are being held to teach children how to prevent injuries and reduce the risk of accidents. During the camps, children participate in interactive activities that reinforce the importance of taking responsibility for their own safety, respecting parents’ safety rules and sharing safety tips with their family and friends.
Hands-on demonstrations teach lifesaving first aid techniques and reveal the hidden hazards of their surroundings. Camp demonstrations also focus on farm hazards associated with many various safety topics.
The camp program allows community leaders to structure a camp that covers basic safety issues and first aid, as well as addressing specific local needs. Local farmers, manufacturers, and merchants donate their time and equipment to ensure that each camp is a fun and valuable learning experience.
Parents can register their children to participate in the camp by picking up a registration form at the main entrance of Veterans Memorial Hospital or from the Allamakee County Extension Office. Or you may print the registration for here.
Only the first 150 applications will be accepted. A $15 registration fee for the event covers lunch, snacks, a take-home goodie bag, first aid kit and a safety day camp T-shirt. For questions, please call Veterans Memorial Hospital at 568-3411.