When: August 2 & 3, 2016
Where: Mercy EMS Garage near Airport
Cost: Free (register below by July 1)

What is Camp 911?

Camp 911 is an interactive introduction to Emergency Medical Services designed for area youth between the ages of 10 and 12. At Camp 911, youth learn how to prevent common traffic and home injuries as well as how to give simple, life-saving emergency care to injured victims. Information will be presented about careers in EMS, emergency nursing and public safety. There will be plenty of hands-on fun and experience.

Camp 911 is a day camp. Attendance is limited to 80 campers on a first-come, first-served basis. Beverages, snacks and lunch are provided and each camper receives a Bystander Care Kit, Camp 911 T-shirt, information packet and a certificate of completion.

Camp 911 is FREE to campers! The cost is underwritten by local organizations, agencies and donations.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for Camp 911, you must be:
 • completing fifth (2015-16 school year) or a current sixth grade student in a Houghton or Keweenaw County school
 • a home-schooled student between the ages of 10 and 12.

Due to the popularity of Camp 911, no repeat campers will be registered this year.

Online pre-registration must be completed by July 1. A parental release form and additional information regarding the camp will be mailed to registered campers. All eligible students who are interested in healthcare and helping others are encouraged to apply. Remember, Camp 911 has limited space so pre-register online as soon as possible! There is no waiting list.

This Year’s Schedule

Day 1: Tuesday, August 2, 2016

  • 8:30 a.m. Registration begins (Approx.)
  • Introduction
  • Tour of EMS, Police, Fire Rescue vehicles
  • Snack (provided)
  • Injury Prevention: Traffic Safety/Rollover Convincer
  • Extrication demo (Jaws of Life)
  • Load-and-Go demo
  • Lunch (provided)
  • Bystander Care: 5 Steps for Saving Lives (skills demo)
  • Bystander Care Training: Assessment, Airway, Rescue Breathing, CPR, Bleeding Control (skills practice)
  • Careers: EMS, Fire, Police, Emergency Staff, ROTC
  • T-shirts and Group Photo
  • 4:15 p.m. Approximate day end

Day 2: Wednesday, August 3, 2016

  • 9 a.m. Day begins
  • Injury Prevention: Home and Internet Safety
  • Fire Safety: Smoke House
  • Wilderness Survival
  • Snack (provided)
  • Bystander Care: Skills Review
  • Lunch (provided)
  • Bystander Care: Scenarios (real victims)
  • Rescue Relay
  • Graduation Presentation
  • Certificates and Bystander Care Kit
  • 3 p.m. Approximate day end

Instructors & Counselors

Instructors and counselors for Camp 911 are community representatives or participating healthcare, emergency services, fire and public safety organizations.

Pre-Registration is online ONLY this year!

Pre-registration fills up quickly and there is no waiting list. Have your parent help you register by July 1, 2016!

You will need the following information to pre-register:

  • Camper name
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Camper age
  • Grade at the end of the 2015-16 school year
  • School
  • Camper T-shirt size (adult and child sizes available)
  • Limitations, restrictions, special needs or allergies.
  • Emergency contacts

For more information, call Ann Clancy-Klemme RN, EMT-P 906-360-3977. If you have issues with online registration, please call UP Health System – Portage Marketing at 906-483-1550.

Camp 911 is presented by UP Health System - Portage, Aspirus Keweenaw and Mercy Ambulance Service in cooperation with the local medical educators, law enforcement agencies, firefighting units, businesses and service organizations.