Registration is open for the annual Fort HealthCare Camp 911 event. This event is a one-day interactive program offered twice in the summertime and focuses on safety, health and wellness for children that are entering grades 4-6 in the upcoming 2019-2020 school year.

Registrations are first-come, first-served basis, and are limited to 70 participants in each session. Campers should register to attend only one date – either Wednesday June 12 or Wednesday August 14. The program is only for children and runs at Fort Memorial Hospital (611 Sherman Avenue East in Fort Atkinson) from 7:30am – 4:30pm. Event staff will accompany campers throughout the day. The cost is $35.00 and includes a T-Shirt, refreshments, supplies, and lunch.

After opening activities, interactive learning sessions will cover a variety of topics, including fire safety, bike safety, outdoor safety, being safe at home, mindfulness, stress management, hands only CPR, basic first aid instruction, when to call 911, nutrition and healthy eating information, and a visit from the Jefferson County K-9 unit and Medflight helicopter. Included in the day is also physical activity with Fort HealthCare Athletic Trainers, the Railyard Obstacle Course, yoga for kids and an Activity Fair that includes putting together components of a first aid kit that children will get to take home. Kids will also get an event T-Shirt that children will get to decorate and keep as well as refreshments and lunch.

Melanie Kutz, RN and Camp 911 organizer says, “The purpose of this event is to give children the skills and confidence they need to protect themselves and react safely in emergency situations, and also to help them focus on health and wellness in their daily lives. With the help of several individuals and participating community agencies each year, we feel proud to be able to achieve the program’s goals every year. And the kids – the parents – give us feedback that the time spent with us is well worth it.”

Several community partners and Fort HealthCare staff make Camp 911 possible. Current sponsors include: Wetzel Builders; Kutz Dairy, LLC; Tomorrow’s Hope; Fort HealthCare; Fort Memorial Hospital Foundation; AW (Anne Wanke); and 2 Rivers Bicycle & Outdoor.

If you are interested in having your child participate in one of the Camp 911 dates offered, you may register online at FortHealthCare.com/Camp911. You will need to download, fill out and bring a photo-release consent form that is available on our website on the day of the event. The program cost is $35 per child for the entire day (7:30am-4:30pm) and includes an event day T-Shirt, supplies, and lunch. Questions can be sent to wellness.advisor@forthc.com or call the Fort HealthCare Community Health and Wellness Department at 920-568-5475.