School is almost out. Your kids can barely contain themselves. You? You're not so sure. What will the kids be doing all summer?

There are lots of innovative summer camp opportunities out there. The traditional camp, the public museum's camp activities, the Humane Society and their camps with animals, and so much more. But, there is another one out there - Ambulance Camp.

Local kids ages 9 through 11 can now register for summer sessions of Life EMS Ambulance’s Camp 911. The free, one-day interactive camp experience teaches kid-friendly prevention techniques and safety lessons ranging from water and boat safety to basic first aide to fire safety.

Courtesy Life EMS
Courtesy Life EMS

The hands-on sessions are designed to provide your kids with the knowledge, skills and confidence to protect themselves and react safely in emergency situations, with instruction provided by Life EMS Ambulance paramedics, members of the U.S. Coast Guard and local police and fire departments. The camps take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at a variety of locations throughout Kent, Ottawa and Mason counties. There will be additional camps for SW Michigan that will be announced in the coming weeks.

Registration is limited; lunch and snacks are provided. To enroll, please visit