Summer Safety Camp
Summer Safety Camp will be held daily Monday, June 24, through Friday, June 28, from 8:45 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Allegan General Hospital (AGH). This program is designed for students ages 13 to 17 years old. Participants must be able to attend all consecutive sessions. Youth Summer Safety Camp is limited to 14 students.
Students will learn and participate in the following hands-on activities during the camp:
- Students will work side-by-side with Allegan Fire District firefighters to learn how to put out a fire safely.
- Students will build a home fire preparedness plan with American Red Cross volunteers.
- Students will gown up and scrub into a mock surgical case with AGH surgical staff.
- Students will learn about imaging techniques and perform an ultrasound with AGH radiology staff.
- Students will form teams and build a derby car out of food while learning healthy eating habits.
- Students will learn their individual blood type with AGH laboratory staff.
- Students will learn how 911 calls are processed and how to use an 800 MHz radio in the Allegan County Emergency Operations Center.
- Students will learn personal safety including self-defense techniques and situational awareness.
- Students will learn how to Stop the Bleed and prioritize patients through triage techniques with AGH Emergency staff.
- Students will tour a Life EMS ambulance and learn protocol for transport.
- Students will learn and practice relationship building techniques and the importance of anti-bullying.
- Students will learn hands-only CPR.
Food will be provided daily for students, including breakfast. Students will receive all necessary materials for the Summer Safety Camp, including a camp t-shirt, water bottle and backpack.