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9-1-1, what’s your emergency? Students at Camp AYS need to learn more about public safety!
During First Responders Week, kids had the opportunity to do just that.
Two of our summer programs started off Camp AYS with this theme. Spring Mill and Allisonville Elementary hosted McGruff the Crime Dog in the first couple days of camp. After a quick lesson on safety, McGruff came out to quiz our campers to see if they could earn their badges. With a little help from McGruff’s partner, the kids were able to tell the Crime Dog about gun safety, how to handle bullies and strangers, and what they need to know if they ever have to call 911.
The kids not only got their badges, but they also received a much-deserved high five from McGruff.
In Hendricks County, Officer Terri Crouch with the Pittsboro Police Department visited Pittsboro Elementary to talk about her daily job responsibilities and summer/bike safety with the kids. The kids had the opportunity to try on a bullet-proof vest and sit in her police cruiser.
Along with an educational visit from a friendly canine and a couple police officers, campers across our programs created their very own first aid kits and emergency contact bracelets. Tools like these boasted the theme of emergency preparedness throughout the week.
Kids also participated in mock crime scene investigations and an escape room activity.