Mayo Clinic Health System Safety Camp underway

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- More than 120 kids gathered in Carson Park today to learn about safety.

Today kicks off the annual two-day Safety Camp sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System.

Since 1996, volunteers and registered nurses have taught 10-year-olds about safety basics.

Topics include first aid, weather, seat belts, fire, guns, boating and more.

Wayne Street, a registered nurse at Mayo Clinic Eau Claire, says the camp also discusses issues such as internet safety.

"And it's more than just maybe how to ride a bike safe--wear a helmet. We're starting to talk about things that's in their culture everyday."

The free Safety Camp includes lunch, snacks, and a Safety Camp t-shirt.

For more information about how to register your child for Safety Camp 2016 visit

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