Learning to Look out for Themselves at Summer Safety Camp

Tom Giffey

Summer is a time of freedom for kids, and that can be a scary time for parents who worry about their children’s well-being on the water, in the woods, or even at home. Fortunately, the free Summer Safety Camp offered by Mayo Clinic Health System can alleviate some of this anxiety by helping kids learn how to look out for themselves and others (and have fun while doing it).

Children entering fourth or fifth grade in the fall “will learn from health care providers and other local experts about many safety topics, including first aid, fire, seat belts, boating, animals, weather, and more,” Mayo Clinic says in a press release.

“The planning team works hard to make sure Safety Camp is full of games, laughter, and general silliness,” says Kim Strasburg, a Mayo Clinic Health System trauma nurse.

“It’s a high-energy and fun way for children to learn about safe decisions and actions.” Safety Camp will be 8am to 4:30pm Tuesday and Wednesday, July 25-26, at Carson Park. It’s free, but registration is required by July 14.

You can sign up online at mayoclinichealthsystem.org (search for “Safety Camp”). To learn more, call (715) 838-3180.

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