VMH’s Safety Day planned in Waukon June 8 for all children

Veterans Memorial Hospital will be hosting the Safety Day Camp for children ages six to 14 Thursday, June 8 at the Allamakee County 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 address every child’s life.

During the camp, 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 children’s surroundings. Camp demonstrations also focus on farm hazards associated with many various safety topics.

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 register for the camp online at www.veteransmemorialhospital.com.

Only the first 150 applications will be accepted. The 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 event coordinator Jeff Mitchell, EMS-Supervisor at Veterans Memorial Hospital, at 563-568-3411.