At the Rochester Rotary Sunshine Campus, children and young adults with disabilities enjoy all the typical summer camp experiences like swimming, archery, nature hikes, and—learning to stay low under smoke? Yes!
This year, campers got interactive hands-on safety sessions with Prevention 1st trainers, practicing essential survival skills using realistic props like doors and windows, thanks to a grant from Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester.
Trainers Ken Schultz, Minerva Padilla, Ric Cortez and Bob Crandall presented scenarios and props for the campers to use in creating skits and practicing skills around such topics as kitchen safety and calling 9-1-1. They acted out choosing what items are safe to put into the microwave, how to recognize home hazards, what to do if the smoke alarm goes off including checking the door for heat, keeping low under smoke, escaping through a window, and what to remember to tell the 9-1-1 operator.