New Hope Summer Camp teaches Safety
A New Hope summer camp is teaching children safety skills.
The eager campers got to check out a North Memorial ambulance. A few kids got to ride around in a wheelchair and stretcher. The children also tried out emergency gear and put together a first aid kit.
Part of safety camp involved experts talked to campers about fire and personal safety. Officials say these are life lessons the third through fifth graders can carry with the throughout adulthood.
“Get them used to fire safety, some water safety, tell them a little bit about each of those, and what they can do at home if there somewhere else, and just help them learn things they might not be hearing from somewhere else, too,” explained Parks and Recreation Supervisor, Aaron Thelen.
The camp runs through Thursday and is sponsored by the New Hope Parks and Recreation Department, Police and Fire departments.