VMH to host Safety Day Camp June 11 in Waukon

This year’s Safety Camp will encompass a wide range of safety topics educational for all children. The camp will be held Thursday, June 11 at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds. Registration forms are available at the main entrance of Veterans Memorial Hospital, at Allamakee County Extension or online at www.veteransmemorialhospital.com. Submitted photo.

Veterans Memorial Hospital will be hosting the Safety Day Camp for children ages 6 to 14 Thursday, June 11 at the Allamakee Fairgrounds from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The camp is open to all children in the area. This safety camp will offer instruction in many areas that effect a child’s life.
According to Jeff Mitchell, EMS Coordinator, and coordinator of this event, children 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.
Each year, many children are killed or injured due to accidents. This summer, safety day camps, such as the one being hosted by Veterans Memorial Hospital, 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, from the Allamakee County Extension Office or online at www.veteransmemorialhospital.com.
Only the first 150 applications will be accepted. Registration fee for the event covers lunch, snacks, a take-home goodie bag, first aid kit and a safety day camp t-shirt. For more information, call the event coordinator, Jeff Mitchell, EMS-Supervisor at Veterans Memorial Hospital, at 563-568-3411.