At the Y, we strive to create a summer day camp experience like no other. So, when our third, fourth and fifth-grade campers had the opportunity to participate in Morris Hospital’s Camp 911 on Friday, we jumped at the opportunity!
Hosted annually by our partners at Morris Hospital and Healthcare Centers, Camp 911 is designed to teach kids about 911, first aid, and what to do in case of an emergency. With the support of a host of local agencies and community volunteers, our campers learned how to extinguish a fire, treat severe wounds, and learned about poison awareness, among many other things. A member of the Y’s aquatics teams was also on-site to teach all Camp 911 participants important water safety skills. And, there was no shortage of excitement as children headed outdoors to climb aboard emergency vehicles, ranging from an ambulance, to a SWAT truck, and to a helicopter.
On behalf of the Y and all the kids in our Morris Y’s summer day camp program, we would like to thank Morris Hospital and Healthcare Centers for this fantastic learning experience.