Babysitter’s Camp – Red Cross


Last Opportunity to Register for Babysitter’s Camp!

Springfield, MOIt’s one job that many kids look forward to doing – and can start at an early age. Making sure they have the information and skills needed for this to be done as safely as possible is the goal of the American Red Cross Greater Ozarks Chapter. The Red Cross offers a week-long babysitting camp to kids ages 11 and up. At the present time there is a limited amount of scholarship money available for those individuals who need assistance with some of the cost.

Babysitters will be certified in Adult, Infant and Child CPR and First Aid, as well as Babysitters Training. There will by special guest speakers daily, an opportunity to take home a “crying baby” and care for it overnight, and crafts.

Date: July 19th – 23rd

Time: 8:30 A.M. – 4:30 p.m.

Place: Greater Ozarks Chapter Office

1545 N. West Bypass, Springfield

Cost: $150

This camp empowers the kids by giving them the skills and knowledge they need to handle an emergency situation. They also learn about leadership as well as some business basics like writing a resume and interviewing for a job.

Lunches and snacks are included in the cost of camp. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register for this camp, call the Health and Safety Department at 866-206-0256.

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or join our blog at

Joann Moore

Public Information Officer

Financial Development Assistant

American Red Cross

Greater Ozarks Chapter

1545 N. West Bypass

Springfield, MO. 65803

417-832-9500 EXT. 107

Fax 417-866-3649

Toll Free: 1-866-206-0256 EXT. 107

Join us for the 17th Annual State Farm/Red Cross Disaster Services Open scheduled for July 24 at Branson Creek Golf Club in Hollister, MO. For more information or to register log onto or contact Joann Moore at 832-9500, ext. 107.


Summer-thetime of year for fun at the pool, lake and beach, but accidents canhappen if you take a vacation from safety! The Red Cross has severaltips to help you stay safe in or around the water. First, everyoneshould learn to swim and swim well! Nobody, including adults shouldever swim alone and children should always be supervised! Second,kids and adults who are not strong swimmers should wearU.S.Coast Guard approvedlife jackets anytime they are around the water. Third, if you have apool, keep basic lifesaving equipment nearby, like a ring buoy,first aid kit, and cell phone. Finally, take a first aid and CPRclass so that you can respond in the event of an emergency!


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