Registration still open for Safety Day Camp


There is still time to register for the Veterans Memorial Hospital’s Safety Day Camp scheduled for June 11 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Allamakee Fairgrounds. The $15 registration fee for the event covers lunch, snacks, a take-home goodie bag, first aid kit and a safety day camp t-shirt. This event is held every other year. Submitted photo.

Parents can do more to ensure that accidents don’t become a part of their children’s childhood memories.  One way to start is by having 6 to 14 year-old children attend the Veterans Memorial Hospital Safety Day Camp to be held Thursday, June 11 at the Allamakee Fairgrounds from 8 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The day camp is designed to increase children’s awareness of a wide variety of safety and farm hazards, as well as providing them with hands-on first aid training to help themselves or someone else survive an accident should one occur.

Individual topics covered at this year’s safety camp will include the following:
• ATV and motorcycle safety
• Farm equipment safety
• Grain bin safety
• Electrical safety
• Lawnmower, chainsaw and pinch point safety
• Internet and social networking safety
• First aid
• Healthy food and food safety
• Large and small animal safety
• Bike rodeo.

There will also be large group demonstrations showing power take-off entanglement, heavy gates or a tractor tire falling on an object, the Allamakee County Conservation Board will provide a display and safety information, and a helicopter fly-in by MedLink Air (weather permitting).
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.  Online registration for the camp is also available at www.veteransmemorialhospital.com. Only the first 150 applications will be accepted.
The $15 registration fee for the event covers lunch, snacks, a take-home goodie bag, first aid kit and a safety day camp T-shirt.
 
This event is held every other year. For more information, call event coordinator, Jeff Mitchell, EMS-Supervisor at Veterans Memorial Hospital, at 563-568-3411.

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