For the past 20 years, Camp 911 has been teaching kids about safety and giving them decision-making skills and practical knowledge of how to act when an emergency occurs. Though Camp 911 was canceled last summer due to COVID-19, Eagle County Emergency Services is again offering it this summer on July 7 at the Edwards Field House.
“We’re thrilled to bring Camp 911 back this summer,” said Kim Greene, an injury prevention specialist with Vail Health. “It’s such an important event for kids in the community to learn what emergency services do and how they can be safe as they have fun. As a matter of fact, many of our first campers now have kids of their own.”
Camp 911 teaches kids valuable lessons using fun, camp-style activities. Participants will have a basic knowledge of water safety and rescue, first aid, traffic and fire safety, and self-defense.
The camp costs $10 per child. Pre-registration through Mountain Recreation is required. Visit MountainRec.org/program/specialty-camps/#camp-911 to register. The day camp starts at 8 a.m. and pickup is at 4:15 p.m. sharp. Parents must pack a bag lunch for their campers. Sign up today — space is limited.