Safety Day Camp planned for June 13 for all children

Safety Day Camp to be hosted by VMH June 13 ... This year’s Safety Camp will encompass a wide range of safety topics educational for all children. The camp will be held Thursday, June 13 at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds in Waukon. The cost per child includes lunch, snacks, a take-home goodie bag, first aid kit and a safety day camp t-shirt. Registration forms are available at the main entrance of Veterans Memorial Hospital, at the Allamakee County Extension office in Waukon or online at Submitted photo.

Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon will be hosting the annual Safety Day Camp for children ages six to 14 Thursday, June 13 at the Allamakee Fairgrounds in Waukon from 8:15 a.m. to 2 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 are involved in every child’s life.

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. That is why this Safety Camp was established by Veterans Memorial Hospital and  Allamakee Count ISU 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, in addition to 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. Participants may also register for the camp

Only the first 150 applications will be accepted. A small 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, call Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411.

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