Babysitter’s Camp scholarships

June 29, 2011                                                                                                          NEWS RELEASE

Send a Kid to Babysitter’s Camp at the Red Cross

Scholarships Needed

Springfield, MO


            It’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 the Health and Safety Department of the Greater Ozarks Chapter is requesting help with funds for five students who are currently on the waiting list to become Red Cross certified babysitters. They are also expecting more students to be placed on the list of those needing help.  The cost for attending the camp for one week is $150.


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


                        DATES:                     July 18-22

TIME:                         8:30 a.m. till 3:30 p.m.

PLACE:                     Greater Ozarks Chapter office

                                    1545 N. West Bypass, Springfield, 65803

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.  For information on registration or If you would like to make a donation towards a scholarship, please contact Lucille Emerson at the chapter office at 417-832-9500, ext. 117. 


            Pre-registration is required!


About the American Red Cross:

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 Relations/Fundraising

American Red Cross

1545 N. West Bypass

Springfield, MO  65803

417-832-9500, ext. 107

Fax 417-866-3649


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