Vail Valley: Kids learn to save lives at Camp 911 |

Vail Valley: Kids learn to save lives at Camp 911

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL VALLEY, Colorado – In an effort to help kids in Colorado’s Vail Valley stay safe, Eagle County Emergency Services is offering Camp 911. These free, one-day camps for kids ages nine to eleven focuses on developing kids’ decision-making skills and actions when facing an emergency.

Camp 911 teaches kids valuable lessons using fun, camp-style activities. Participants will have a basic knowledge of water safety and rescue, first-aid, traffic and fire safety, and self-defense. Fire fighters will teach kids how to use a fire extinguisher as well as lessons in getting out of a burning house. Law enforcement personnel will teach kids basic self-defense and bike safety.

The camp is scheduled for June 9 at the Gypsum Recreation Center and July 14 at Avon Elementary School. If you have a child between the ages of nine and eleven who would like to attend Camp 911, call Gypsum Recreation Center at 970-777-8888 or Avon Recreation Center at 970-748-4060.

Space is limited, and pre-registration is required.

For more information, contact Cathy Dulac at the Eagle County Ambulance District at


Support Local Journalism