A few spots still available for VMH Children’s Safety Day Camp

VMH Children’s Safety Day Camp scheduled for June 7 ... Veterans Memorial Hospital’s bi-annual Safety Day Camp will be held in Waukon Wednesday, June 7, at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds. This event teaches all types of safety for children ages 6 to 14. Many large group demonstrations as well as 10 other small group sessions, such as the one pictured above, are taught throughout the day. Registration forms are available at the main entrance of Veterans Memorial Hospital, at Allamakee County Extension or online at www.veteransmemorialhospital.com. 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 (VMH) Safety Day Camp. This camp will be held Wednesday, June 7 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 and Pinch Point Safety
• Fire Safety
• Grain Bin Safety
• Internet Safety
• Fire Arm Safety
• First Aid, Allergies and  Stop the Bleed Training
• Safe at Home and Babysitting Skills
• 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 Allamakee County Extension Office. Or register for the camp online at www.veteransmemorialhospital.com by clicking the link under the events tab.

Only the first 150 applications will be accepted. A $15 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.