A few spots still available for children at Veterans Memorial Hospital’s Safety Day Camp slated for June 10

VMH Safety Day Camp to be held Thursday, June 10 ... Veterans Memorial Hospital’s bi-annual Safety Day Camp will be held in Waukon Thursday, June 10 at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds in Waukon. This event teaches all types of safety for children ages six to 14. Many large group demonstrations as well as 10 other small group sessions, such as the one pictured here, are taught throughout the day. To register, call Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411 or log on to the hospital’s website at www.veteransmemorialhospital.com for a registration form. Submitted photo.

There are a few spots still available for any six- to 14-year-old children who would like to attend the Veterans Memorial Hospital Safety Day Camp. This camp will be held Thursday, June 10, at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds in Waukon from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The day camp is designed to increase children’s awareness of a wide variety of safety hazards, as well as provide 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 & Motorcycle Safety
• Farm Equipment Safety
• Electrical Safety
• Lawnmower/Weed Eater/Chainsaws
• Pinch Point Safety
• Bicycle Rodeo
• Grain Bin Safety
• Internet Safety
• Firearm Safety
• First Aid
• Water Safety
• Drone Safety
• Snake Awareness

There will also be large group demonstrations showing power take-off entanglement and heavy gates or a tractor dual falling on an object. Plus it is hoped there will be an actual helicopter fly-in, if conditions permit.

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 Iowa State University (ISU) Allamakee County Extension Office. Or registration for the camp can be done online at www.veteransmemorialhospital.com.

Registrations must be turned in by June 7. 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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